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AHA improves the health and well-being of Wake County residents by facilitating and supporting community initiatives.

“Resilience” Film Screenings

Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) and Marbles Kids Museum are partnering to present community screenings of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, a 60-minute documentary. Tickets are free but required. Reserve tickets here. About the Film Directed by James Redford, this film is about More


Perspectives (September 2017)

There’s a lot of enthusiasm about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Resilience work in Wake County. Many people, organizations and agencies that provide direct services have been doing this work for years. Many have been using the ACEs information, maybe the survey, and definitely trauma-informed care, so ACEs and building More


Weatherstone Elementary: Engaging Students and Teachers in the Edible Garden

What began as a conversation between the parent of a kindergartner and her teacher at Weatherstone Elementary School in Cary in 2015 evolved into the birth of a beautiful edible learning garden during the 2016-2017 school year. Remington Ham, who has a background in landscape architecture and edible landscapes, More


Perspectives (July/August 2017)

Last month I attended the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference—an incredible forum to learn the most innovative work happening across the country and connect with the people doing it. Two years ago at NACo’s Annual Conference, I learned about Nick Macchione’s Live Well San Diego initiative – More


School Wellness Committees: The Key to National Award Recognition

So how do schools achieve national recognition awards for wellness—and create a healthy space for students and staff? They form Wellness Committees that assess and prioritize best practices and policies that foster school wellness. Lead Mine Elementary and Swift Creek Elementary in Wake County did just that, and it More


AHA Updates
Free Workshop: Smart Solutions for Schools
September 12, 2017 [Tuesday]

Bike/Ped Planning Project Grants
September 12, 2017 [Tuesday]

Community Walkability Workshop
August 7, 2017 [Monday]

Free Summer Meals for Kids
June 20, 2017 [Tuesday]

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