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. 

HEAL Recognition Program

The Campaign recognizes cities and towns that adopt healthy eating and active living policies. The purpose of the HEAL Recognition Program is to recognize and motivate local governments’ continued achievement from passing a HEAL Resolution to attaining its HEAL goals. Cities and towns pass a HEAL Resolution to become a member of the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign. They advance to higher levels of  recognition  – Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum -- by meeting the criteria listed in the chart below. Cities and Towns are recognized as new members of the Campaign and for advancing to higher recognition levels at the Maryland and Virginia Municipal League annual conferences. 


The Maryland application for becoming a HEAL City or Town or applying for a higher recognition level in the HEAL Recognition Program is now available. Please complete the application by Friday, May 24th to be recognized at the upcoming Maryland Municipal League annual conference in June. If you are applying to become a NEW HEAL city/town please send in your application earlier -- by Monday, May 20th – we need more time to prepare your new member plaque in time for the conference!


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