SMART Life Study: Smarter life. Better future.

Looking for a better way to take control of your health and financial future? Let us help. Sign up for a UNC-Chapel Hill research study and take part in a free health or financial self-management program.

WHO: SMART Life is a CDC-funded UNC-Chapel Hill research study for individuals between 40-64 years of age who live or work in Orange, Durham, Wake, Guilford, or Cumberland County, and who are working 32+ hours per week. 

WHAT: Eligible participants will take part in a short-term health or financial self-management program and complete questionnaires throughout a 12-month period. Payment for participation is provided.

WHEN: All programs are offered during non-work hours and will be scheduled based upon availability.

WHERE: Self-management programs will take place in local public spaces (public libraries, community colleges or similar spaces) that are easily accessible through public transportation.

For further information about our research, please visit our website at If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact our project manager, Cecilia Gonzales at 919-962-9865 or by email at