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


 
 
Bikers along the Tobacco Heritage Trail in Lawrenceville, Virginia. Photo source: http://www.lawrencevilleweb.com

Bikers along the Tobacco Heritage Trail in Lawrenceville, Virginia. Photo source: http://www.lawrencevilleweb.com

lawrenceville, Virginia

“[The HEAL Campaign] goes back to the Town Council adopting the HEAL resolution to improve the health of our community…. The Town adopted the resolution to actively and affirmatively do something for our health ”

— Lawrenceville Mayor Herrington


Bel Air, Maryland

"To me the definition of sustainability is not having to subsidize or provide resources for something every year…. It should run on its own”

— Kevin Small, Director of Planning & Community Development

Employees and families are tested for diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, hearing, eyesight, skin cancer, and other common heath conditions at the annual Bel Air Health & Wellness Fair held in 2016. 

Employees and families are tested for diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, hearing, eyesight, skin cancer, and other common heath conditions at the annual Bel Air Health & Wellness Fair held in 2016.