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AHA fosters and supports community efforts to make healthy eating and physical activity the way of life in Wake County.

Understanding Food Hubs and Local Food Systems

Written by Sara Merz, AHA Executive Director Last month, the National Good Food Network Food Hub Collaborative Conference was held in Raleigh, which was great timing for me to learn so much about the local food systems and the supply chain and distribution systems emerging across the country. The More

Perspectives: April 2014

What a month! I’m in an information-gathering stage, and there is so much to learn about who is doing what work, and where AHA can best be part of both supporting and sometimes spearheading that work. Here’s a brief look at some of my exploration and learning since last More

Mapping Safe and Active Routes to School–A Prioritization Tool

AHA’s Community Connections Work Group has spent much of the last year working on mapping Safe Routes to School (which you may also hear referred to as Active Routes to School) in Wake County and developing a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) prioritization tool for the county. The goal More

Perspectives: March 2014

I’m happy to welcome five new members to AHA’s Executive Committee: Ken Bowers, City of Raleigh Planning and Development Bonner Gaylord, Raleigh City Council and Kane Realty Corp. Mayor Vivian Jones, Town of Wake Forest Bob Mosher, NC DOT Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Erin White, Community Food More

Designing for Healthy Communities

Guest blog written by by Stuart J. Levin, MD, Wake Internal Medicine Consultants As a primary care physician in Raleigh over the past 20 years, I have witnessed the marked rise in obesity in my own practice with its associated chronic disease impacts including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  While More

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