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

Wellness at School: Get a Jump on the Year with a Plan

Thanks to guest blogger Evie Houtz, Youth Program Manager, Be Active North Carolina, for sharing this article. Year-round schools are already back in action for the new school year, and the first day of school is right around the corner for traditional-calendar schools. It’s the perfect time to get More

Tomato Guide: Savor the Season

Local farmers’ markets are loaded down with tomatoes of all varieties this month! The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market and Midtown Farmers Market both recently featured tomato tasting market days, and Saturday is Tomato Day at the Western Wake Farmers’ Market in Cary. Many thanks to the Raleigh Downtown Farmers’ More

Worksite Wellness: 6 Key Lessons from an Agency Getting It Done

Sporting blue ribbons (instead of the customary pink), Rebecca Paden and a number of her co-workers from the Downtown Department of Cultural Resources (DCR) office stopped by the AHA booth last month at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers’ Market. I asked about the ribbons and learned that they were wearing More

The Soft Drink Frenzy–Kangaroo Cups

 I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I have been asked over the past couple of weeks if I  heard about the “Kangaroo Cups.” Knowing the way I am, you would think my friends would be asking me to see my disgusted reaction, but it has More

Raleigh Parks are Smoke-free!

I cannot think of a better way to start Parks and Recreation month than to celebrate the first day of smoke free parks in Raleigh!  As you may remember, AHA partners lead advocacy efforts in Raleigh to make this very important change to protect the health of park visitors More

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