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Welcome  to the Healthy Eating Active Living Cities Campaign, a partnership of the League of California Cities and the Public Health Advocates.

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Join Us

by adopting a HEAL Cities Campaign Resolution to create your policy roadmap.

TWO Upcoming Webinars - November 8 & 9!

November 8 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT
“The Power of the HEAL Resolution: Actions to Implement Success”

Register here.


Join us to learn more about how to build on your existing HEAL-related programs and policies, and hear new ideas about innovative projects that other cities are developing.

You will hear from the following speakers about how they are growing existing programs and they also will highlight new HEAL-related projects and policies: 

Ellarose Preston, Wellness Programs Coordinator, City of Hyattsville, Maryland
Sean Polster, Councilmember, Town of Warrenton, Virginia
Michele Rodriguez, Development Services Director, City of San Pablo, California


November 9 10:00 am - 11:00 am PT
“Countering Stress: Policies and Practices to Support Wellbeing and Worklife Balance”

Register here.

You can support your employees and their work-life balance, even with a limited budget. This webinar will offer practical strategies for reducing stress in the workplace and supporting employees in a variety of classifications and unions. You will learn about small initiatives you can start right away, and larger programs and policies to secure long-term change. Speakers will include:

Leanna Lilly, Keenan

TIm Johnson-Arawaki, Kaiser Permanente

TBD, City of Mountain View

Complete Parks

Parks and open space are among cities' most valuable assets, and they are prime drivers of community health - both physical and emotional - and of municipal economic health. A park system that is accessible to all residents, well funded, well maintained, well programmed and well used is known as a Complete Parks System.

Land Use

Access to everyday physical activity through sidewalks and bike paths, the availability of parks and open space for recreation, close proximity of housing to grocery stores, farmers markets and community gardens all depend on good land use policies. Cities' land use tools of planning, zoning and infrastructure investment can have a positive impact on community health. 


Healthy Foods

Cities have powerful planning, economic development, and public relations tools to attract healthy food to underserved neighborhoods. Cities are focusing these tools on establishing healthy corner stores, grocery stores, farmer's markets, community gardens and urban farms in the neighborhoods that most need them. 


Worksite Wellness

Cities can reduce the impact of stress and poor health on their employees by creating a work environment, and programs, that support nutrition, physical activity, breastfeeding and stress reduction. A healthier workplace can contribute to increased morale, fewer sick days and higher productivity. 

Healthy Eating Active Living Cities Campaign Contact Us Submit a Policy Huge Media, Inc. Linda Herman 2018