Physical Activity and Wellness Coordinator for the Cancer Center
Health Coaching and Physical Activity
The Health Coaching and Physical Activity programs within the Comprehensive Cancer Support Program are designed to improve how cancer patients and survivors feel and function. Our programs connect patients and survivors with staff who can meet physical, emotional, nutritional, social, and other needs along the cancer journey. Coaching and physical activity programs are paired with remote technology, such as sensors and electronic surveys, so that patients and survivors can provide information about how they are feeling and functioning from wherever they might live. Exercise and physical activity are safe and helpful for most patients and survivors and can lessen fatigue, manage symptoms, improve wellness, and focus on quality of life. The CCSP offers many ways for patients and survivors to include physical activity in their daily life.
Conducting Care, Coaching to Better Health
HealthScore is the main health coaching program offered by the CCSP. The goal of HealthScore is to help patients and survivors thrive by working with them where they live to focus on function, access to resources, and overall wellness. HealthScore achieves success if patients and survivors maintain physical function, have their unmet needs addressed, and are empowered and educated to become the major decision-makers in their care and survivorship. HealthScore is home-based, personal health coaching that includes physical, emotional, nutrition, social, and other supportive care. Health coaches help participants set wellness goals and address barriers to these goals. Special attention is given to using exercise and physical activity to improve quality of life and symptoms. For more information please call 919-445-4255.
Get REAL and HEEL is a free in-person exercise and wellness program for cancer survivors of all types. The program meets three times per week for 16 weeks and is located at the Outdoor Education Center on UNC’s campus in Chapel Hill, NC. For questions, please call 919-445-4255.
Digital Medicine Research Programs
Researchers at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center are learning about ways to improve how cancer patients and survivors feel and function through the use of activity sensors and other technologies. If you are interested in learning more about digital medicine studies through the CCSP, please contact: 919-445-4255.
Cancer Transitions is a free program to help cancer survivors and their caregivers move from active treatment to post-treatment care. Topics include: Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, Get Back to Wellness, Medical Care, and Emotional Health. To register call 984-974-8100. The Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP) also partners with locations across the state to offer Cancer Transitions. Please visit the website or call to find the location nearest you.
Yoga reduces stress, improves, insomnia, decreases fatigue and eases the side effects of cancer treatment.
Join us for a slow-paced, deeply relaxing class for all people touched by cancer and their caregivers. Please call either 984-974-8100 or 919-966-9519 for more information.
More Exercise Programs
UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont offers a 10-week exercise program for cancer survivors who have been treated within the last year. For further information, please contact 919-966-5500.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free 12-week program for adult cancer survivors. Survivors participate in a health and fitness program with nine other survivors in a small group setting. Please contact your local YMCA for more information.
For more information about these services and other classes and presentations offered by the CCSP, view the Cancer Support Calendar.
Health Coaching and Physical Activity Program Coordinator