helping municipal leaders create healthy, prosperous communities
The HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign provides free technical assistance and support to local elected officials and their staff to adopt policies that stem the obesity epidemic and create healthy, prosperous communities in Maryland and Virginia's cities and towns.
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HEAL assists municipalities to adopt policies that promote healthy food access, such as:
- Farmers' Markets
- Community Gardens
- Healthy Food Retail
HEAL supports cities and towns to adopt policies promoting active lifestyles, including:
- Joint Use of Facilities
- Complete Streets
- Comprehensive Plan Updates
HEAL provides municipalities with resources to adopt policies that create a healthy municipal workforce, such as:
- Healthy Vending
- Open Stairwells
- Nutrition Standards