How To Join
Become a HEAL City by following the five steps below. The process varies somewhat from city to city, but always follow this sequence.
Step 1: Contact the Campaign to discuss opportunities for your city to join.
Step 2: Download the “Is Your City a Healthy Eating Active Living City?” fact sheet to identify existing policies and new policies related to healthy eating and active living.
Step 3: Download the HEAL Resolution (Word version, PDF version) and work with Campaign staff to draft a resolution with specific policy goals. If you are ready to adopt a nutrition or physical activity policy, work with Campaign staff to tailor policy language to your city.
Step 4: Work with Campaign staff to develop a strategy to bring the resolution or policy to your city council.
Step 5: Pass your city's HEAL resolution or policy.
Once your city council has adopted a resolution or policy, you will receive copies of the HEAL City logo to use on electronic and print materials. Your city will also be placed on the HEAL Cities map.
We look forward to having your city join us to reduce obesity and create healtheir cities!