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

Cary: Building a Resilient Community

60 minutes is all it took to spur several Town of Cary staff to action to support their colleagues at the town staff level and to start thinking about supporting the 162,000+ citizens of Cary in a different way. Cary Detectives Armando Bake and Elizabeth Pearson, and Performing Arts More


Perspectives (October 2018)

Thank goodness for people who do good things. Experts provided Community Resiliency Model (CRM) training to Hurricane Florence first responders recently. This model has been effective in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress for people who have experienced natural disasters. CRM has since been adapted for others to use in More


WCPSS Data: Fitness, Academic Achievement and What’s Money Got to Do with It?

Last month, Brentwood Elementary P.E. Teacher Dave Jones, EdD, MAEd, NBCT, shared his research of 2,194 fourth and fifth graders in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) during AHA’s Smart Solutions for Schools webinar. His local research affirmed the positive relationship between student fitness, physical activity and academic More


Local Governments as Health Champions

From 2014-2018, six Wake County municipalities were funded through the John Rex Endowment to focus on changing policies and environments that increase access to healthy eating and physical activity opportunities for families. These local governments (Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh and Zebulon) examined their own contexts to incorporate health More


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