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

Our Services

  • Connect people to the programs and agencies that improve community health
  • Increase the capacity of providers to offer these programs
  • Maintain the website with current program information and online registration systems
  • Collect and analyze data to report results

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Programs We Support

  • 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)

WEBSITE:  www.healthyagingnc.com

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

TRAINING ACADEMIES

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

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

  • 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.

DATA AND REPORTS

  • 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:

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