HEAL Cities & Towns

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The Maryland Municipal League and the Institute for Public Health Innovation have embarked on an initiative, the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities & Towns Campaign, to support local elected officials to use local policies to create healthier communities.

The following Maryland cities and towns are actively committed to promoting active lifestyles and access to affordable, nutritious foods. They've either articulated a resolution about their support OR adopted a policy that promotes physical activity, active transportation, access to affordable nutritious foods in the municipality or in the municipal workplace. Those with an * are Inaugural HEAL Cities & Towns and were the first fifteen to achieve the designation.

Healthy Eating Active Living Cities and Towns

  • City of Aberdeen
  • Town of Bel Air*
  • Town of Berlin
  • Town of Bladensburg*
  • City of Bowie
  • Town of Burkittsville
  • Town of Capitol Heights*
  • City of College Park*
  • Town of Colmar Manor*
  • Town of Cottage City*
  • Town of Denton
  • Town of Edmonston*
  • Town of Federalsburg
  • Town of Forest Heights*
  • City of Frederick
  • City of Gaithersburg*
  • City of Greenbelt*
  • City of Hagerstown
  • City of Hyattsville
  • City of Laurel
  • City of Mount Rainier
  • City of New Carrollton
  • Town of Ocean City
  • Town of Rock Hall
  • City of Rockville*
  • City of Salisbury*
  • City of Seat Pleasant Town of Somerset*
  • Town of Sykesville*
  • City of Westminster*


  • Access to expert staff for FREE technical assistance
  • Sample policies
  • Assessment tools
  • Recognition online and at future events

Additional Resources

Sample Resolution
Contact HEAL Cities & Towns Staff - Request presentation to Council or work session
Take inventory of policy options