NC Center for Health and Wellness (NCCHW) at UNC Asheville
The mission of the North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness (NCCHW) at UNC Asheville is to develop equitable opportunities that lead to healthy North Carolina communities.
NCCHW works to impact policy, build capacity and ignite community initiatives by working through a web of cross sector relationships organized around building healthier places throughout the state. Staff broker ideas, champions projects and collects results about how to produce health at the population level.
The following definition of health as defined by the World Health Organization guides the work of NCCHW: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”