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Health Information

UNC Health Care provides the community with a wealth of information to help people maintain and improve their health. In 2011alone UNC Health Care provided more than 150 free lectures and more than 3,400 free screenings and consultations valued at $693,000. This was done through the extraordinary efforts of physicians and staff who traveled across the state to participate in health fairs and community events and through their involvement with the NC Area Health Education Center Program (AHEC) and the UNC Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC).

In addition to these outreach efforts, UNC Health Care offers a variety of programs, print and online resources to disseminate important health information.

Membership Programs
Heels in Motion is one of the largest mallwalking programs in the nation with more than 1,000 members who log approximately 38,000 miles annually at The Streets at Southpoint in Durham.  As part of the program, UNC Health Care provides a guest speaker at 8:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month to discuss health and fitness. Interested walkers may sign up at Southpoint's main information desk.

Senior Striders is another mallwalking program sponsored by UNC Health Care and is coordinated by the Orange County Department on Aging Wellness Committee. The program hosts a lecture at 8:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Weathervane Restaurant located in the University Mall in Chapel Hill. Interested walkers may sign up at the mall's main information desk.

UNC Health Care provides dozens of lectures by physicians and staff each year to at the UNC Wellness Center in Meadowmont. Click here to view the calendar of events.

For more information about our programs, e-mail community@unch.unc.edu.

Health Literature
Our new online health library provides information on a broad range of health related topics. In it you can find information about recognizing symptoms and explanation of medical procedures, as well as health news, animations, videos and quizzes.

Well Magazine is a free quarterly newsletter distributed by UNC Health Care. Well offers informative health articles, featuring UNC Health Care experts and their advice, plus the latest UNC Health Care news. For questions, please e-mail publications@unch.unc.edu.

Social and Traditional Media
UNC Health Care utilizes a variety of tools to disseminate health information to the public via social and more traditional media outlets such as our newsroom page and pages hosted on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and WordPress.

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