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

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

NC Crunch: Crunch an NC Apple Today!

Join 300,000 North Carolinians by crunching into a juicy, healthy, North Carolina apple today at noon (or anytime that works) in celebration of local food access and Farm to School Month! Take a selfie of your “crunch byte” and post on social media with #NCCrunch. Across North Carolina, kids More

School Garden Grant Opportunities

Whole Kids Foundation – US Gardens Grant Program Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to support a new or existing edible garden at either a: K-12 school, 501(c)(3) Non-profit working in partnership with a K-12 school, or 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Applications More

Perspectives: YMCA Youth Leaders and Food Access

I’m continually inspired by and impressed with youth leaders in Wake County who are working to create sustainable systems to get food to people who need it. I had the good fortune to talk recently with a team in the YMCA, the Bank of America Student Leaders, about local More

AHA Welcomes New Staff

AHA is pleased to welcome Lisheema Barr, ACEs Resilience Project Coordinator, to our team. In this new staff position, Lisheema coordinates the ACEs Resilience in Wake County Initiative,  the community-driven movement around preventing future Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and building resilience for those who have experienced trauma. “My best More

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