Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign Toolkit

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Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign Toolkit

Description

The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign is a partnership between the League of California Cities and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. The program provides training and technical assistance to help city officials adopt policies that improve their communities’ physical activity and retail food environments.

The HEAL Cities Campaign toolkit contains six fact sheets and includes sample policies that can be adapted by cities in other states:

  • Get Moving: A guide for assessing city readiness for adopting HEAL Cities Campaign policies and steps for moving forward
  • Cities’ Role in Reversing the Obesity Epidemic: An overview of the obesity epidemic and the benefits of adopting municipal policies to create a healthier food environment
  • Be a City with Healthy Land Use Policies: A guide to policies in the areas of planning, zoning, and infrastructure investment to support a healthy environment and a healthy population
  • Be a City with Healthy Food Choices: A guide to options for attracting healthy retail enterprises and increasing access to fresh produce
  • Be a City with a Healthy Workforce: A guide to employee wellness policies and programs.
  • Is Your City A Healthy Eating Active Living City?: A checklist of HEAL Cities Campaign policies and a description of the specific benefits for cities that join the campaign

Developer:

League of California Cities; California Center for Public Health Advocacy; Cities Counties and Schools Partnership

Funding Sources:

Kaiser Permanente; Vitamin Cases Consumer Settlement Fund

History

Release Date: 2011
Original Summary: June 2011
Last Updated: 07/06/11

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