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About the Campaign

The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign helps harness the power of local governments to advance health equity through resolutions with policy goals for general plans, land use, healthy food access and work site wellness. We believe that cities, communities and neighborhoods can be places where physical, social and economic conditions make health a reality for all people. At its core, the Campaign aims to engage municipal leaders to champion health in their communities by adopting policy and promoting opportunities for residents and municipal employees. The Campaign provides coaching and technical assistance to support this process.


The HEAL Cities Campaign is a program of Public Health Advocates formed in partnership with the League of California Cities and Kaiser Permanente.

Public Health Advocates (PHAdvocates), established in 1999, raises awareness about critical public health issues and mobilizes communities to establish state and local policies to break down barriers to health. PHAdvocates works towards a vision of communities where physical, social and economic conditions support the health and well-being of all residents, and health disparities no longer exist.

The League of California Cities, founded in 1898, is an association of more than 400 cities across the state. The League is committed to expanding and protecting local control for cities through education and advocacy in order to enhance the quality of life for all residents.


Committed to building healthy cities, communities and neighborhoods where health is a reality for all, Kaiser Permanente is the founding funder of the HEAL Cities and Towns Campaign and has provided continuous investment since 2008.

The HEAL Cities Campaign is an initiative of Kaiser Permanente; the views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the project funders. 

Heal National: Regional Campaigns

From its humble roots as a campaign in just a single Southern California city, the HEAL Cities Campaign has grown statewide and now includes complementary campaigns in Maryland, Virginia, Colorado and Oregon.

Our Team

Lourdes Perez

Director of Local Policy

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