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

15 Wake Schools & One Student Win AHA Healthy Schools Awards

On April 27, AHA announced the 2016 Brains and Bodies Award and Sneakers and Spokes Award recipients – individual Wake County schools going above and beyond, to support healthy environments and behaviors at school for students and staff. Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS) School Board Chair Tom Benton and More


Winning on Wellness in Wake: Leveraging the Live Well San Diego Model

Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) hosted another community conversation in its Making Great Places series on April 15 with 185 community leaders coming together to learn about how Live Well San Diego is changing population health in San Diego County. Winning on Wellness:  How Collective Impact Builds Healthier, Safer and More


Perspectives (March 2016)

We have such great things happening in our back yard! Let me highlight a few. AHA’s 7th Annual Dig In was a huge success – we sold out at 278 people, and Rev. Richard Joyner had everyone riveted with his keynote address. He shared an incredible outcome of his More


Bike Share Comes to Raleigh

Last week the Raleigh City Council voted to bring bike share to Raleigh. As soon as a year from now, we’ll have 30 bike share stations in a corridor that includes downtown Raleigh. This is a big step that brings health benefits, economic benefits, access and equity to neighborhoods More


Edible School Gardens at WCPSS

Schools interested in starting edible gardens in the Wake County Public Schools Systems (WCPSS) have a new resource to help them get started: School Gardens Taking Root in Wake County. Produced by AHA in partnership with WCPSS staff, this resource provides school staff and PTA leaders with step-by-step guidance More


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