Thank you for visiting our website. We know you are passionate about your city. You are a champion for the people who live and work in it today, and you are a steward of its future.
The city plays an important role in health. Oregonians want to eat better, move more, and feel energized to do the things they love. People make healthier choices when healthy options are accessible, affordable, attractive, and convenient. By expanding options for healthy eating and active living around the places Oregonians live, work, play, shop, go to school, and worship, a city can help fight the epidemic of weight-related illnesses, including Type II diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, infertility, and depression. Prevention is always cheaper and more effective than any medical treatment.
As a leader, you probably have a pretty good idea of where your city environment could be healthier. Let us help you improve the environment for health in your community. Browse our menu of HEAL POLICIES in Land Use & Transportation, Access to Healthy Food Options, Shared Use, and Workplace Wellness, or pick something off our Top 10 list. See the three ways your city can Join the HEAL Cities Campaign. Behind the RESOURCES tab, find Toolkits, ask for free Technical Assistance and learn what Other Jurisdictions are doing. Learn more at upcoming Webinars and Trainings under the EVENTS tab.
Watch how cities can play a role in healthy environments: