A Healthy Raleigh

Recently the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation teamed up to create the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program. It shows how healthy your county is in comparison to the state and nationally. It also offers help on how to how individuals and local governments can be healthier and what specific areas are in most need of improvement.

As a father and a husband staying healthy is something I take very seriously. I want to be around to see my kids grow up and continue to stand next to my wife for many, many more years. As a city councilor and community leader this is the sort of information I feel strongly about sharing. I can’t just show how we can be healthier; I have to live it and help bring resources and opportunities so that every citizen in Raleigh can be healthy.

One great way I enjoy our city and keep healthy is using our greenways. They are a wonderful way to escape the rush of the week and walk, run and even bike the trails. I have also been a passionate supporter of Dix Park which will create a beautiful space for families to enjoy the outdoors and stay fit.

I urge you to look at Wake County’s rankings and help me continue to build a fit and healthy community. Let me know of ideas you have that the City of Raleigh can help make happen and programs that we need to implement for our residents of all ages.


Read more about what I'm doing to move Raleigh forward here

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