An initiative of The N.C. Center for Health & Wellness at UNC Asheville

Healthy Aging NC

As North Carolina’s statewide resource center for evidence-based health programs, Healthy Aging NC

  • Connects people to the programs and agencies that improve community health
  • Increases the capacity of providers to offer these programs
  • Maintains the website with current program information and online registration systems
  • Collects and analyzes data to report results


  • A Matter of Balance (falls prevention)
  • Enhance Fitness (falls prevention and arthritis management)
  • Living Healthy Programs (self-management programs)

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and Tomando Control de Su Salud (Spanish)

Diabetes Self-Management Program and Programa de Manejo Personal de la Diabetes (Spanish)

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

  • Tai Chi for Arthritis (falls prevention and arthritis support)
  • The Otago Exercise Program (falls prevention)
  • YMCA: Moving For Better Balance (falls prevention)
  • Walk With Ease (walking and arthritis management)


  • Free platform for agencies offering classes and participants to enroll online
  • Access to healthy aging resources, webinars, training, and current news


  • Provide agencies with access to reduced-cost master and leader training
  • Offer technical assistance and support to ensure programs demonstrate effectiveness


  • Offer training and support for creating inclusive and culturally competent programs
  • Support innovation in the areas of clinical-community integration, programming across the continuum of care, and referral pathways
  • Resources include: lessons learned; sample media and marketing templates; and continuum of care toolkits for programs.


  • Reduce administrative burden of agencies offering programs with data entry, analysis, and reporting


Click the links below to see an overview of our focus areas:

Healthy Aging NC Programs Summary

CDC Arthritis Grant Overview Year 2 of 5

Falls Prevention Programs

ACL Grant Overview

Learn more about healthy aging with our Healthy Aging NC webinar series.