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

Obesity Prevention

Obesity prevention policy can affect both healthy eating, physical activity together and/or health care or health care access.

Local Level

Wake County and none of its 12 municipalities has policy related to obesity aside from those that affect food and activity choices.

State Level

Federal Level

Affordable Care Act

Advocacy for Obesity Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and HBO Documentaries created Weight of the Nation to help inform and educate us about obesity and its impact on the quality of people’s lives and our nation’s security and economic sustainability. You can view the four-part documentary series and follow them on Facebook.


Today’s generation of youth
will have a shorter life
expectancy than their parents.

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