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

Fact Sheets


Arthritis Resources North Carolina and Nationally

Five Informational Infographics, right-click image to save:


Patient Activation Measure and Chronic Disease Self-Management

The Patient Activation Measure (PAM) is a 13-item survey that assesses a person’s knowledge and confidence in managing chronic health conditions.  Learn more about the results of this measure with participants of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program here in NC.

PAM for Clinicians            PAM for Participants

Walk With Ease as part of a University Course Offering

Walk With Ease is a 6-week program that provides tools and techniques to safely build a successful walking program.  Explore this UNCA Asheville academic course that provides basic information about aging, leader training in Walk With Ease, and program implementation at a local senior center.


Falls Prevention

North Carolina Falls NCOA infographic                                NCOA 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall


Healthy Aging NC Community Based Falls Prevention Programs
This resource will guide people to the program that is a best fit for an individual.


Falls Prevention Programs in North Carolina: Frequently Asked Questions    (updated Jan. 2020)

Click above for answers to some common questions about Fall Prevention Programs we support at Healthy Aging NC.


NC Special Emphasis Report: Fall Injuries among Older Adults

This report shares facts and statistics about unintentional falls among older adults in North Carolina from 2005-2014.