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

WakeUP Presents Leadership Awards to AHA and Others

  At WakeUP Wake County’s annual meeting and community forum earlier this month, WakeUP’s Board of Directors presented the Stan Norwalk Community Engagement Award to Advocates for Health in Action for bringing public awareness to the impact of ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and for leading a community-wide effort to More

ACEs Resilience Movement in Wake County and Beyond

The ACEs Resilience in Wake County Initiative has formed an Advisory Board, a Steering Committee and now four Work Groups (Community Members, Educators, Helpers and Providers, and Policy Makers) comprised of a wide range of stakeholders, including law enforcement, medical professionals, social services providers, community advocates, nonprofits and others. More

Community Commits to Healthy Food Access

Earlier this month, more than half of the people who attended the 9th Annual Dig In!, presented by AHA in partnership with Marbles Kids Museum, committed to taking an action to increase access to healthy food in their community—whether that community is at school, at a child care facility, More

Register now for Dig In!

Dig In to Healthy Communities with AHA! Join Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) and partner Marbles Kids Museum for Dig In! on March 10 to explore how urban agriculture, community gardens, and edible gardens in schools and child care settings grow a healthier Wake County. Learn how and More

Plan for “Every Kid Healthy Week” Now

Launched by Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) in 2013, Every Kid Healthy Week is an annual observance that celebrates school wellness achievements. Held this year April 23-27, this special week shines spotlight on the link between nutrition, physical activity, and learning and the great efforts schools are making to More

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