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

Snacks for Celebrations: New Resource Through CNS

WCPSS parents and teachers have a new opportunity to buy snacks and beverages for celebrations, classroom learning experiences, and staff events from their school dining room/cafeteria manager that meet USDA Smart Snacks criteria. WCPSS Child Nutrition Services (CNS) now has a Smart Snacks brochure and price list offering snacks More

Save the Date! Building ACEs Resilience: What’s Working in Wake County


“Resilience” Film Screenings

Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) and Marbles Kids Museum are partnering to present community screenings of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, a 60-minute documentary. Tickets are free but required. Reserve tickets here. About the Film Directed by James Redford, this film is about More

Perspectives (September 2017)

There’s a lot of enthusiasm about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Resilience work in Wake County. Many people, organizations and agencies that provide direct services have been doing this work for years. Many have been using the ACEs information, maybe the survey, and definitely trauma-informed care, so ACEs and building More

Weatherstone Elementary: Engaging Students and Teachers in the Edible Garden

What began as a conversation between the parent of a kindergartner and her teacher at Weatherstone Elementary School in Cary in 2015 evolved into the birth of a beautiful edible learning garden during the 2016-2017 school year. Remington Ham, who has a background in landscape architecture and edible landscapes, More

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