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. 

 

spotlight cities & towns


 
 
Kids play on renovated play equipment in Hopwell, Virginia -- part of the City's initiative to improve residents access to recreational equipment. 

Kids play on renovated play equipment in Hopwell, Virginia -- part of the City's initiative to improve residents access to recreational equipment. 

the city of Hopewell, Virginia

"The HEAL Campaign has led to a variety of new partnerships and initiatives geared towards improving overall health for the citizens of Hopewell.  We are excited to have achieved some tangible results as a direct reflection of the work of the HEAL Campaign and hope to accomplish a great deal more in coming years.” 

— Aaron Reidmiller, Director of Hopewell Recreation and Parks


the city of Salisbury, Maryland

"People complain about the speed of traffic, so we’re addressing this through both art and community engagement to ultimately achieve both pedestrian safety and walkability improvements.”

— Mayor Jake Day

 

Bikers enjoying the outdoor amenities around the City of Roanoke. 

Bikers enjoying the outdoor amenities around the City of Roanoke.