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. 

The HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign is for all communities, whether you are currently working on improving opportunities for  healthy eating and active living or just starting out. Campaign staff will work with HEAL Cities to move up tiers of recognition from Bronze and Silver and continue working with you to reach the highest levels of Gold and Platinum. HEAL Leaders Club members receive recognition at the annual Maryland Municipal League (MML) and Virginia Municipal League (VML) conferences. 

Application for recognition at the 2017 VML Conference 

The Virginia application for becoming a HEAL City or Town or applying for a higher recognition level in the HEAL Leaders Club now available. Please complete the application by Monday September 18th to be recognized at the upcoming Virginia Municipal League annual conference in October. (If you are applying to become a NEW HEAL city/town please send in your application earlier -- by Monday, September 11th – we may need more time to follow up with you before the conference!)