Year: 2016

TravelWise

There are small things we can all do improve air quality, optimize mobility, and conserve energy.  TravelWise, an initiative of the Utah Department of Transportation, invites Utahns to rethink their trip by driving less and driving smarter. There are many benefits including improved energy use, mobility, air quality, and health.  Over the last two decades, […]

2016 Pedestrian Safety Summit: Walking Together

This October, over 150 participants attended the first annual Pedestrian Safety Summit: Walking Together.  The summit was an opportunity for design, health, and safety professionals to come together and share understanding, opportunities, and successes in improving pedestrian safety and experience in Utah.  Topics included the state’s Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, Student Neighborhood Access Program, safety […]

Do-It-Yourself Tips to Boost Your Recovery from Depression

By, Lynn Johnson, PhD Depression is an epidemic and costs our society around $210 billion each year.[1] We have more counselors than ever, and primary care physicians have become skilled at medicating these depressed, suffering individuals. Yet, the majority of depressed persons are not being effectively treated.[2] There are lots of possible reasons.  Younger people […]

Walking School Buses Can Improve Physical Activity and Safety

Walking and biking to school can help improve physical activity of children and parents.  Parents are often concerned with the safety of children getting to and from school. Providing adult supervision can help ease those worries for families who are within walking or biking distance to school. A Walking School Bus is a great way to […]

May Stakeholder Retreat a Success

On May 26, 2016 Get Healthy Utah held a Stakeholder Retreat.  We were pleased to have 85 people from over 50 organizations participate, including representatives from healthcare systems, public health, workplaces, government entities, school groups, and many others. Lt. Governor Spencer Cox gave a keynote address about the challenges and benefits of living a healthy […]

Intermountain Healthcare Presents Gift to Get Healthy Utah: Utah Leaders for Health

Get Healthy Utah: Utah Leaders for Health recently received a $50,000 contribution from Intermountain Healthcare to aid in the development of the Get Healthy Utah website and additional educational efforts. The website offers healthy lifestyle resources and promotes physical activity as a way to help prevent and manage chronic diseases in Utah. These resources target […]

ITSMeals at Provo School District

A watermelon Cheshire Cat and a cantaloupe fish are just two of the creative photos you will see on ITSMeals, Provo City School District’s Facebook page. The Provo City School District Child Nutrition Program has received the Best of State Award for six consecutive years. It consistently goes above and beyond to promote nutrition and […]

Davis School District’s Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Imagine a vocabulary lesson that gets kids to shake, twist, and jog. Topsy Turvy instructs teachers to write astronomical vocabulary words and corresponding physical activities on the board (Constellation = shake; Sun = twist;  Galaxy = jog in place).  When the teacher reads a definition, students perform the activity associated with the correct word. This […]