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With summer just around the corner, the HEAL Campaign Team is headed to the beach for sun, sand, and one of our favorite events of the year, the annual Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference in Ocean City.

These past few months have been busy as we prepare to recognize new HEAL cities and towns and award higher recognition to current HEAL Campaign members. Thanks to all our Maryland cities and towns for submitting your applications - we've loved hearing about all your hard work this past year.

Stay tuned for next month's newsletter where we will be highlighting our newest members and recognized cities and towns. Also, don't forget to follow us on Twitter  @HealMidAtlantic  for live updates from MML. 
Spotlight of the Month 
Laurel, Maryland
The City of Laurel, MD is walking the walk by implementing healthy eating and active living policies to promote community wellness. The City is modeling healthy behavior change by promoting wellness practices among City staff. Find out how Laurel implemented healthier vending practices and launched its first public Wellness Fair. Read the Spotlight article here.

Interested in having your city or town featured in an upcoming Spotlight article? Please send a request to Julia Groenfeldt, HEAL Program and Communications Associate, at or 202-747-3455.
Tools and Resources
Webinar | There's a Walking App for That -  America Walks provides this informational webinar on how to use technology apps, step counters, and route planners to help you stay on top of your physical activity goals. Find the webinar recording here.
Worksite CSA Toolkit -  Worksite Community Supported Agriculture Programs (CSAs) provide an easy and convenient location for farmers to deliver produce to customers. Additionally,  worksite CSA offer employees convenient, regular access to fresh produce, contributing to overall health and wellness. Learn how you can bring a CSA to your worksite using this informational toolkit.
Walking Audit Seminar -  The purpose of an audit is to identify safety and accessibility concerns for pedestrian and bicyclists. Audits can be useful tools to help identify areas of need or opportunities to improve policy or design changes. For more information, check out this informational seminar from engineer and planning expert, Mark Fenton. Find the video here
Webinar | Creating Safer Streets with Demonstration Projects -  Smart Growth America will provide information on how communities can produce fast and flexible solutions to slow traffic and create safer community spaces for all. Join this webinar to hear how you can implement similar practices in your city or town. The webinar will be held on June 12th at 2:30-3:30 PM EST. Register here
About Us
HEAL is a project of the Institute for Public Health Innovation in  partnership with the Maryland and Virginia Municipal Leagues and funded by Kaiser Permanente, founding partner.

For more information on the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign, p lease visit the website at or contact HEAL Campaign Associate, Julia Groenfeldt at
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