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


 
 
The City of Frederick's new shared-use path in downtown Frederick. The City has actively worked to ensure all residents have access to the path and the City's outdoor amenities. 

The City of Frederick's new shared-use path in downtown Frederick. The City has actively worked to ensure all residents have access to the path and the City's outdoor amenities. 

the city of Frederick, Maryland

"The City continues to improve multi-modal access, particularly the shared-use path that connects the City’s western reaches with amenities in the downtown area. These connections and improvements are critical to give residents of all ages and abilities safe access to the library, schools, grocery store, and restaurants.” -Jenny WIllaby ”

— Jenny Willoughby,  Sustainability Manager  


The Town of Bluefield, virginia 

"Our community garden is done with straw bales and is set up so It doesn’t hurt your back. We provide water, most of the tools, really anything they need to garden, we as a municipality provide.”

— Billie Roberts, Town Administrator

 

The Town of Bluefield is constructing a new "FIT" Trail  around a Town Park. Image source: http://www.bluefieldva.org/departments/parks-and-recreation/heal-healthy-eating-active-living/ 

The Town of Bluefield is constructing a new "FIT" Trail  around a Town Park. Image source: http://www.bluefieldva.org/departments/parks-and-recreation/heal-healthy-eating-active-living/