The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education

Rating: 4.73 stars   11 reviews


224 Sunnybrook Road Raleigh NC 27610 USA


The mission of the Poe Center for Health Education is to educate and empower North Carolina children, youth and their families to make choices that increase positive health behaviors.


Since opening in Raleigh in 1991, the Poe Center has educated more than 850,000 participants from 76 counties using innovative teaching theaters, exhibits and offsite programs.

Target demographics:

All North Carolina children, youth and their families


The center provides the state of nc with a curriculum which enhances the public school curriculum, compliments other community health resources and addresses the community's health education needs.

in an effort to increase healthy nutrition and physical activity with eligible individuals and those who receive supplemental nutrition assistance, the poe center provides education on healthy dietary habits and the importance of physical activity through direct education sessions, policies, systems and environmental changes, as well as social marketing initiatives.

in and effort to reduce substance use initiation and address risk factors, the substance abuse prevention programs provide evidence based programming that is ongoing for opportunity youth and one time programming for universal populations throughout wake county. Additionally, educational programming is offered to tobacco merchants.

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Reviews for The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education

Rating: 5 stars  

The Poe Center for Health Education is one of the premier nonprofits in Raleigh. For 20 years, the Poe Center has been providing education for kids and families on topics such as nutrition, dental health, drug and alchol abuse, and tobacco dangers. In the near future Poe will be launching programming on bullying. I'm proud to be a board member at the Poe Center!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've observed classes and participated in the recent Nickelodeon Kick-Off to the Worldwide Day of Play at the Poe Center with the NC PTA.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing - I'm happy with how things are going. The Poe Center has a real sense of the appropriate strategic direction for the future. As always, unrestricted funds are needed....

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