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Sep
27
Wed
Smart Solutions for Schools @ YMCA of the Triangle
Sep 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

AHA invites school administrators, teachers and parents to Smart Solutions for Schools–a FREE workshop all about smart solutions to help schools win on wellness an earn recognition through AHA’s Healthy School Awards in the process.

Hear about the new WCPSS Wellness Policy, USDA Smart Snacks, tools for walk/bike to school and more!

Offered twice today (9:30 am or 5 pm)–register for the time that works best for you!

Details and registration

Workshop flier

Smart Solutions for Schools @ YMCA of the Triangle
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

AHA invites school administrators, teachers and parents to Smart Solutions for Schools–a FREE workshop all about smart solutions to help schools win on wellness an earn recognition through AHA’s Healthy School Awards in the process.

Hear about the new WCPSS Wellness Policy, USDA Smart Snacks, tools for walk/bike to school and more!

Offered twice today (9:30 am or 5 pm)–register for the time that works best for you!

Details and registration

Workskhop flier

Oct
3
Tue
Nutrition Hub Action Planning Workshop @ Passage Home Safety Club
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn about and help design a new approach to community, food, and health in Southeast Raleigh!

The Raleigh Food Corridor Nutrition Hub Pilot Project aims to co-locate multiple food, education, health, and nutrition activities at neighborhood “hubs” to lower barriers and increase community access to important resources. Knowing where key programs are needed and what resources can align to support targeted programs will be vital for a successful neighborhood outcome.

Your participation is critical! As a community member, partner, or supporter, your input, ideas, and energy in the workshops are needed.

Click here to register.

Oct
4
Wed
Nutrition Hub Action Planning Workshop @ Alliance Medical Ministry
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn about and help design a new approach to community, food, and health in Southeast Raleigh!

The Raleigh Food Corridor Nutrition Hub Pilot Project aims to co-locate multiple food, education, health, and nutrition activities at neighborhood “hubs” to lower barriers and increase community access to important resources. Knowing where key programs are needed and what resources can align to support targeted programs will be vital for a successful neighborhood outcome.

Your participation is critical! As a community member, partner, or supporter, your input, ideas, and energy in the workshops are needed!

Click here to register.

Oct
10
Tue
School Garden Networks Webinar
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

As the school garden movement continues to grows nationwide, an increasing number of educators, schools, and school garden support organizations are seeking opportunities to connect with each other to share ideas, resources, and best practices. During this webinar, we will hear from model district-wide, regional, and state-wide school garden networks about how they are working to support communication, professional development opportunities, equity, advocacy, and networking in their regions.

Hosted by: Nathan Larson, Director of the Cultivate Health Initiative, Community GroundWorks

 

Register Here

Oct
11
Wed
“Resilience” Community Film Screenings @ Marbles IMAX
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), their impact on health, quality of life, economics and education, and building resilience to ACEs.

Research shows ACEs are common, they affect all socio-economic levels, and their impact on health and well-being is significant. “The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”

View this highly acclaimed film to learn what ACEs are, how they increase the likelihood of disease and illness, and how together we as a community can mitigate the impact of ACEs for Wake County residents.

Screening Dates:
Sept. 13
Oct. 11
Nov. 8
Dec. 13
Jan. 10
Feb. 14

Download this flier

 

 

Webinar Series: Friends and Allies of the Walking Movement
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Series 4: What’s Ahead for the Walking Movement 

We expect 2017 to be a big year for the walking movement. What can we do to prepare for the future and make sure the walking movement continues to grow and develop? These webinars will explore some of the ideas, resources and partnerships available to prepare the walking movement for 2018 and beyond.

Friends and Allies of the Walking Movement (October 11) – Register Here! 

Oct
19
Thu
Adverse Childhood Experiences Southeastern Summit 2017: The Art of Healing ACEs
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm

Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) will host the ACEs Summit. Local, regional, and national speakers will focus on evidence-based practices that prevent and address the intergenerational transmission of ACEs. Multiple breakout sessions will encourage and promote interprofessional networking.

Attendees will return home with tools and ideas for addressing ACEs and building resilience within their own communities.

Information and Registration

Oct
20
Fri
Adverse Childhood Experiences Southeastern Summit 2017 @ Rennaissance Hotel Asheville
Oct 20 @ 7:00 am – Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm

The 2017 summit will focus on the next steps and defining what we can do practically to create trauma-informed communities. Our Keynote Presenter, Dr. Vincent Felitti, was the co-investigator of the landmark ACE Study. This summit will focus on goals, practical strategies and public policy. With these tools and ideas participants will be able to carry practical strategies back to their communities. All participants are encouraged to network with fellow participants, develop relationships and explore partnership ideas.

The aim is for attendees to develop practical strategies for their schools, organizations, communities, or agencies on how to assist clients/patients understand the intergenerational effects of trauma on the life span and how to assist the client/patient with stopping the intergenerational transmission of ACEs

The conference is targeted toward those involved in assessment, treatment, education, support, and advocacy for children and families who experience ACEs including: primary care providers, physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, early childhood educators, k-12 educators, public health professionals, child & family advocates, law enforcement, juvenile justice experts, court system professionals, community organizers, parents and caregivers.

Adverse Childhood Experiences Southeastern Summit 2017

 

Oct
21
Sat
Growing Microgreens Workshop
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Well Fed Garden will host a Growing Microgreens workshop with Tami Purdue of Sweet Pea Urban Gardens.

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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