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. 

The Maryland application for becoming a HEAL City or Town or applying for a higher recognition level in the HEAL Leaders Club is available HERE  

In order to receive recognition at the upcoming MML annual conference in June 2017 please meet the following deadlines:

  • The deadline for applying to become a new HEAL city/town is Friday June 9th COB
  •  The deadline for applying for a higher recognition level is Wed. June 14th COB.

Please contact HEAL Cities and Towns Campaign Manager, Susan DeFrancesco at sdefrancesco@institutephi.org or at 240-252-2016 with any questions or for assistance in filling out the application.