Advocacy

The Delaware Coalition for Healthy Eating and Active Living (DE HEAL) is a statewide nonprofit advocacy organization. DE HEAL convenes, educates, and influences stakeholders and citizens with a goal of making healthy eating and active living a priority in all sectors of Delaware society. We support evidence-based policy, environmental, and system changes that optimize equitable health achievement for all Delawareans. We support active multimodal transportation and connectivity within and between neighborhoods and communities; parks and recreation facilities that provide access to close-to-home active recreation opportunities; physical activity and healthy food and beverages in schools and early care and education settings; equitable, affordable, and culturally acceptable access to healthy foods for all Delawareans; as well as many other common sense policy options. The Coalition endorses a “health in all policies” approach.