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. 

Adopting a HEAL Resolution with specific policy goals is the first step to joining the Campaign.

Use the draft resolution below to select from a menu of policies that can advance healthy eating and active living in your community. Modify the resolution to the policy actions suitable for your locality at this time. Please choose two to three policy goals that your municipality can reasonably work on. The policy goals that your municipality sets in this resolution are those that the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign will support you to adopt.

HEAL Campaign Staff is available to assist you with this or review your draft. Contact us for assistance.

All cities, towns, and counties that adopt this resolution are eligible for designation as a Healthy Eating Active Living City/Town. Upon review and approval of the resolution, become eligible for media relations and marketing resources including use of the HEAL Cities & Towns logo.