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. 

 

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Edmonston residents preparing raised beds at the Edmonston Community Garden.

Edmonston residents preparing raised beds at the Edmonston Community Garden.

Edmonston, Maryland

“I’m thankful for the HEAL program and how its made us more conscious about our living, our eating, and our activities. HEAL is making it easier for us to bring ideas to help us become a healthier community…. Before it seemed difficult for people to access or afford healthier choices of food but now we have community gardens where our residents learn and can grow their own food -- HEAL is part of making that happen!”

— Edmonston Mayor Tracy Gant


Crewe, virginia

"We’re offering options rather than taking things away and letting individuals make those decisions for themselves and that’s what I think will change the culture— people being presented with the options and being able to have buy- in. It’s a slow process, but it’s a steady process and it involves strategic planning and small steps to actively engage the community and many different community partners.”

— Phil Miskovic, Town Council Member

Participants running in the Crewe Homecoming Festival 5K run organized by the local volunteer fire department. 

Participants running in the Crewe Homecoming Festival 5K run organized by the local volunteer fire department. 


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