Health Education Training & Programs

Healthy Heart Collaborative

In 2017 the Healthy Heart Collaborative was formed between the Omar Carter Foundation, Blue Cross of NC Institute for Health and Human Services, and the Appalachian Regional Hospital System. The collaborative focuses on cardiac health with goals of educating and advancing sudden cardiac death awareness as well as the promotion of cardiovascular health in the high country community. 


CPR Certification Programs & Sign Up

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Healthy Heart Collaborative

The Aging Academy

The Aging Academy is designed to provide education around topics pertinent to growing older. Each presentation is interactive and includes information about local resources. All presentations are open to the High Country Community, Appalachian Faculty/Staff and students, caregivers, and anyone else interested in aging topics. Aging Academy offerings are free with refreshments and free parking at Levine Hall of Health Sciences. Levine Hall is located at 1179 State Farm Road. 

Please visit to learn more and to register. 



Fuel Your Game

Fuel Your Game Watauga is a nutrition education program to enhance performance and reduce injuries amoung high school student athletes. Read more...


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2022-23 Fuel Your Game dates will be posted soon!


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Camp Med


Camp Med Summer Program is a great way to expose High School students to the world of possibilities in health careers. Now more than ever the need for talented healthcare workforce is a necessity. Students will be exposed to the stimulating world of working in healthcare, reflect on social determinants of health, and even get a virtual tour of a human heart! There is even a chance to win a gift card through the Camp Med video contest! Registration is FREE. 

We invite students grades 8-12 to sign up and gain 20+ hours of designed programming to meet the goals and objectives, give students a fun and rewarding experience while acquiring knowledge and skills that will help them to make informed decisions on their future careers in health.

Watch this informative video to give you an idea of what you will learn at Camp Med.  Camp Med Cardiovascular Research Lab

FACULTY AND STAFF, we welcome your involvement! We are looking for faculty and staff that can provide a 30- 60 minute hands-on demonstration to passionately share their areas of interest. Please indicate your interest by completing this form. Contact Mary Sheryl Horine and Heidi Tait with questions.