Health Education Training & Programs

Healthy Heart Collaborative


Healthy Heart CollaborativeIn 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.

Training Opportunities

In collaboration with the Watauga Medical Center and the Omar Carter Foundation, there are numerous training opportunities to learn about saving lives through CPR and AED.

Click here for a current list of training opportunities

 For more information or if you have questions, please contact Mary Sheryl Horine at

Camp Med


Camp Med 2021 Summer Program is a great way to expose students to the world of possibilities in health careers. Now more than ever the need for a 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!

We invite student’s grades 8-12 to sign up and gain 20 hours of designed programming to meet the goals and objectives gives 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. Registration is FREE! Visit to register today!

Living Well Academy

Coming Soon!