Guest Post By, Brett McIff Brett McIff, PhD is the Physical Activity Coordinator for the EPICC Program at the Utah Department of Health. His research has focused on the perception of the built environment as it pertains to physical activity levels. Find out more about the EPICC Program at www.choosehealth.utah.gov. Next time you hop in […]READ MORE >>
WHAT IS GET HEALTHY UTAH?
Get Healthy Utah is a non-profit organization working to improve healthy eating and active living in Utah. Get Healthy Utah works with school, workplace, and community leaders to influence system level change and provide better opportunities for health.
Get Healthy Utah recognizes that complex behavior issues can only be adequately addressed through partnerships and collaboration. By aligning efforts across sectors, we are better able to get results. We understand that policy, systems, and environmental changes are key to creating a culture of health in Utah. We know that opportunities to be healthy are not equally accessible to all Utahns and that we must focus on changes that create equitable opportunities to ensure improved health and wellness for all.
The mission of Get Healthy Utah is to create a culture of health through engaging multi-sector stakeholders, building partnerships, providing resources, and connecting efforts that support healthy eating and active living. We do this by:
- Engaging high level leaders
- Partnering with public and private entities
- Addressing healthy equity
- Collecting, developing, and sharing best practices
- Promoting systems level change
- Providing funds and other resources