News and Events

McDowell organizations and artists raise awareness of childhood hunger

Click above to read the article about the work of community partner West Marion Inc. The NCCHW Culture of Results team has beens supporting this team’s work for four years.

November is National Family Caregiving Month and caring for your loved one means helping prevent a major cause of serious injuries — falling.

Click above to read the article written by Ellen Bailey, Senior Project Manager, Falls Prevention, for the recent AARP publication.

Practice Report: Student Health Ambassadors at Residential Campuses Contribute to Safer Campus Living and Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Click above to read abstract about the collaborative approach taken by six residential institutions of higher education (IHE) and MAHEC and to mitigating COVID-19 infection rates on campus.

Rural-urban outcome differences associated with COVID-19 hospitalizations in North Carolina

Click above to read abstract.

The Social Bridging Project: Intergenerational Phone-Based Connections With Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Click above to read abstract co-authored by NCCHW staff.

Risk of Falling Increases with Age; Prevention Tools Can Help

Click above to read this article written in collaboration with Ellen Bailey, the Falls Prevention Program Manager with NC Center for Health and Wellness for the National Coalition on Aging (NCOA).

Chronic Conditions and Fall Risk: Cross-Promoting Programs Across the Continuum of Care

Click above to read this article written in collaboration with Ellen Bailey, the Falls Prevention Program Manager with NC Center for Health and Wellness for the National Coalition on Aging (NCOA).

Program helps colleges like UNCA navigate health issues such as COVID-19

Click above to read the article on how the Student Health Ambassador Program at UNCA is impacting Western North Carolina.

NCCHW & Buncombe Community Health Assessments

Our work to strengthen community health assessments (CHAs) across WNC was recently featured in the Citizen-Times! If you’re local (live in the 16 most western counties in NC), complete the linked survey to share your experiences and influence our health priorities for the next three years!

Racism is an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE)

Click here to read this blog post that was developed in collaboration with Emma Olson, the Director of Partnerships and Evaluation with the NC Center for Health and Wellness at UNC Asheville. Several JIF students and faculty also contributed including Sarah Verbiest, Katherine Bryant, and Quinton Smith.

N.C. Center for Health and Wellness at UNC Asheville Awarded Three-Year $1.2 Million Grant

The North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness (NCCHW) at UNC Asheville has received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living to extend its evidence-based falls prevention programs partnership and network across the state. The integrated Networks Grant follows a 2017 award. of $600,000 to NCCHW which expanded access and utilization of the programs across 18 counties in Western North Carolina. Click on the title above to read the full article.

 

 

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