Center for Healthy Aging

The Center for Healthy Aging is an interdisciplinary collaboration between MAHEC, the University of North Carolina-Asheville, and Western Carolina University, seeking to identify best practices in geriatric programs and promote their availability throughout Western North Carolina. Our offices were built with the generous support of a 2004 legislative appropriation.

MAHEC Center for Healthy Aging Partners

University of North Carolina at Asheville
NC Center for Health & Wellness

The Center for Health and Wellness works to improve the lives of all North Carolinians by establishing and promoting prevention as an essential component of health. The Center accomplishes this goal through leadership, applied research, outcomes verification and collaboration.

Focus areas include: Healthy weight among children, youth and young adults, worksite wellness, and healthy aging.

Strengths of the NC Center for Health & Wellness include working with organizations around NC to help them tell the story of their work, through outcomes verification, and identifying innovation, facilitating replication, supporting hubs (other established groups) in broader implementation, and working to expand to statewide coverage

Western Carolina University
College of Health and Human Sciences

The mission of the College of Health and Human Sciences is to offer quality education for a variety of professional careers.

In fulfilling this role, the College provides undergraduate and graduate programs that are committed to providing learning opportunities to students aspiring to careers that serve the needs of our society. Service to disadvantaged segments of society most in need of care across age, cultural, and socioeconomic spectrum are central to the mission of the College’s educational programs.

The College is pleased to be located in the new Health and Human Sciences Building on the west campus.  This four story building encompasses over 160,000 square feet of space, including state of the art classrooms, laboratory spaces, and a developing interprofessional clinic.