HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign for the Mid-Atlantic

Helping Municipal Leaders Create Healthy, Prosperous Communities

The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities & Towns Campaign provides free training and technical assistance to municipal leaders to adopt policies that make it easier for residents to eat better and move more.

The HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign is an initiative of The Institute for Public Health Innovation in partnership with the Maryland Municipal League and the Virginia Municipal League. 

helping municipal leaders create healthy, prosperous communities

The HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign provides free technical assistance to local government leaders to help them create healthy, prosperous community environments that promote healthy eating and active living 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

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HEAL provides municipalities with resources to adopt policies that create a healthy municipal workforce, such as:


HEAL Spotlight features highlight innovative HEAL policies, practices, and programs from throughout Maryland and Virginia. This month, we’re proud to highlight our our newest Virginia Platinum level honorees - the HEAL Campaign’s highest recognition level! Read how the City of Hopewell and Prince George County are creating healthier environments for residents to live, work, and play.

the institute for public health innovation is grateful for the generous support of KAISER PERMANENTE, founding partner of the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign for the mid-atlantic

Kaiser Permanente’s mission is “to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.  We believe that good health belongs to everyone and that a community is healthy when every person who lives in it reaps the benefits of access to health care, availability of healthy food, sound public policies, and supportive environments. Through the Community Benefit Department, KP makes financial, material, and human resource investments across the Mid-Atlantic region to directly address health care issues and eliminate health inequities in our communities.”  Learn more about Kaiser Permanente: www.kaiserpermanente.org