Creating a culture of health is a continuous process and includes finding opportunities to ensure people have access to options that make it easier to live a healthy life.

During National Public Health Week (in April), we asked our students, faculty and staff to tell us how we can improve the culture of health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. We are actively growing our initiative based on the responses.

Working toward a culture of health requires partnership and collaboration. Get involved:

  • Read more about the launch of the initiative on Dean Rimer’s blog;
  • Participate in the regularly-scheduled community activities listed below;
  • Encourage your peers to use our employee and student health resources (PDFs);
  • Share your knowledge and skills by leading healthy living classes or activities; and
  • Experiment with eight easy recipes for delicious, healthy snacks.

We hope you’ll join in on the challenge!

Culture of Health Comes to You

New in 2019, enjoy the benefits of Culture of Health classes right at your desk! Individuals or small groups can request short, personalized sessions led in their workspaces. Burn calories with desk exercises, manage stress with mindful meditation, or get nutrition and physical activity guidance to meet your wellness goals.

Appointments are available Mondays and Tuesdays and led by Penny Slade-Sawyer. Select a Wellness Consult to get started.

Book your session now.

Spring 2020 Culture of Health Classes

Mindful Relaxation
0003 Michael Hooker Research Center
Mondays, 12:30-1 p.m.
Tuesdays, 12:30-1 p.m.

Just Walk!
Meet at the Pittsboro Street entrance to McGavran-Greenberg Hall
Mondays, 10:30-11 a.m.
Tuesdays, 10:30-11 a.m.

Mondays, 11:30 a.m. – noon (0003 Michael Hooker Research Center)
Wednesdays, 12:30 – 1 p.m. (2304 McGavran-Greenberg)
Thursdays, 5:15 – 6 p.m. (2304 McGavran-Greenberg)

Triangle Resources Map

This interactive map displays recreation locations around the Triangle area (trails, parks, fitness centers, etc.).

Fitness Inspiration

See examples of the many ways the Gillings School community keeps fit in a photo essay from Carolina Public Health magazine.

Walking Maps

Plan a walking meeting or take a short break with timed walking maps for routes around UNC Gillings (PDF) or check out the walking stations available in 132 Rosenau!


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