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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 Nancy Vincent and Sheila Frost at the recent Health and Wellness Fair. The Fair was an opportunity to showcase the HEAL Campaign and for residents and employees to provide feedback on the City's HEAL priority initiatives: urban agriculture, transportation, and healthy vending. 

Nancy Vincent and Sheila Frost at the recent Health and Wellness Fair. The Fair was an opportunity to showcase the HEAL Campaign and for residents and employees to provide feedback on the City's HEAL priority initiatives: urban agriculture, transportation, and healthy vending. 

The City of Falls church, Virginia

“We saw the areas that may have needed policy work, and, from there, we voted on what the priority areas would be. The committees were then (formed) with representatives from almost all the departments as well as the schools and the Chamber of Commerce… It’s really a cross disciplinary workgroup.”

— Nancy Vincent, Director, Department of Housing and Human Services