Center for Community Wellness,
Engagement and Development (WED)
The goal of the WED Center is to enhance the efforts of other agencies and facilitate the development of new programs, initiatives and processes to serve unmet community needs. Along with traditional community service, the center sponsors service/learning activities that incorporate curriculum objectives, student planning, critical thinking and reflection into continuing projects that benefit the community.
The WED Center is an umbrella for several multidisciplinary initiatives:
The ASU Caregiver Research Institute serves older adults, frail elders, caregivers and all people providing care to others. Services include education on developing individualized plans of care for the caregivers, stress reduction methods, and identifying barriers that can cause caregiver burden. The institute also serves as a resource and information center.
Community Development Initiatives (CDI) organizes and applies ASU student and faculty talents to innovative projects that have the potential to positively impact community development. It also provides various services to assist community organizations in such areas as demographic research, evaluation and assessment.
The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health develops educational and outreach programs that will positively influence the health of women and their families in the Concho Valley. The institute also supports research that focuses on disease prevention and treatments that meet the differing health needs of women.