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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


Smart Solutions for Schools Webinar: Sept. 26

School administrators, teachers and parents are invited to our Smart Solutions for Schools Webinar to learn about solutions that will improve the health and performance of students, and how to earn recognition through AHA’s Healthy School Awards program. The webinar is Wed., September 26, 4-5 pm via Zoom; register More


Resilience Documentary: Telling the Story of ACEs

The 60-minute documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope does an excellent job of explaining Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), how common they are, the significant physical and mental health impact they can have and, importantly, how to lessen these impacts—through resilience. View the trailer. To More


Perspectives (May 2018)

It’s been an exciting couple of months in Wake County; I’m eager to share a few highlights about ACEs, the Thrive NC Food Summit and our school awards. First, regarding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs.): AHA was honored to host Lynn Waymer, VP of Community Engagement and Communications or KPJR More


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