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. 

Policy Assessment Tool

Bike Lane. Laredo, TX. Photo credit: Marisa Jones

Bike Lane. Laredo, TX. Photo credit: Marisa Jones

The purpose of this assessment tool is to identify what policies are already in place in your community to determine opportunities and prioritize policies that meet the needs of your city or town. There is no need to feel overwhelmed if your city or town does not have many of these policies in place. This assessment is the first step in working towards becoming a healthier community. Once you complete the assessment, HEAL staff use your answers to determine opportunities and strategies to support you in making your community into a place where healthy choices are easy to make.

Click HERE to access the policy assessment online or click HERE to view a PDF of the policy assessment.