Health and Well-Being

Healthcare is changing in many positive ways and ASU strives to be at the forefront. By embedding health promotion and disease prevention into health care, the university directly benefits the health and wellbeing of the community. Ongoing research is in areas such as lifestyle and behavior change, diabetes prevention, cardiovascular disease, adult and childhood obesity, healthy workplace environments, and nutrition and exercise science.

Bringing health promotion into our communities

The Healthy Lifestyles Recharge Center was established to facilitate interactions among faculty that promote collaborative research into aspects of how daily lifestyle habits and actions impact both short and long term health, chronic disease risk, and quality of life. We strive to find new ways to improve the health and vibrancy of populations, locally and abroad. 

The Center for Innovation in Healthy & Resilient Aging (CIHRA) provides the structure to design, build, and sustain a bold, nationally competitive venture in aging. CIHRA capitalizes on ASU’s strengths in aging by fusing academic disciplines, professional practice, technology, and community embeddedness. Its investigators blend expertise in prevention, behavior change, and intervention for midlife and older populations. As health-related researchers join with those in the Arts, Humanities, Design, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Journalism, Law, Engineering, and other disciplines, CIHRA works to uncover keys to combat aging, disease, and disease processes.

In addition to research, students and faculty in ASU's health enterprise bring their expertise in health promotion and disease prevention to local Arizona communities through health clinics and community programs.

Camp Crave is a summer program where children in grades 4-6 are invited to attend an interactive camp that combines food, fun and fitness.  Each day includes exciting fitness activities to get campers energized and excited to learn about nutrition and food culture.  In addition, they practice their cooking skills in a “real” kitchen atmosphere while making healthy meals.

Fresh Express Bus is a program designed to increase access to healthy foods and community health resources to underserved communities in Phoenix and Tempe. 

ASU maintains a number of health clinics providing health services to the community
Services research, policy analysis, workforce enhancement, program development and evaluation
The Center for Evolution and Medicine seeks to use the power of evolutionary biology to address challenges in public health and medicine.
Collaborating with community partners to enhance the health and well being of vulnerable populations
Mindfulness increases one's ability to relax and focus, improves self-esteem, and deepens enthusiasm for living.
The College of Health Solutions offers real-world solutions for health and health care issues.
a culture of health at ASU pushing for healthier lives, now and into the future
Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation produces lifetime learners in nursing and health who are prepared to think critically and succeed in any situation.
The Health Communication Initiative works to improve communication in everyday life, with focus on health and well being.
Investigating how daily lifestyle habits impact short and long term health, chronic disease risk and quality of life
The REACH Institute does translational research leading to the innovation of child and family interventions.
The Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center produces and disseminates research to reduce, eliminate or prevent health disparities in partnership with Southwestern communities and international collaborators.
The Pathfinder Center conducts research where education, health, technology and sustainability converge.