Healthy Utah Community

Get Healthy Utah is excited to partner with the Utah League of Cities and Towns to support Healthy Utah Community, a new designation program for cities and towns. This designation recognizes communities across Utah that do an exemplary job of implementing evidence-based strategies to improve community health.



  • Population: 900
  • Designation Year: Spring 2021, Spring 2024
  • As a small rural town, Annabella has worked hard to support the health of its residents. The citizens of Annabella are each provided a key to the town’s community center, which is complete with a gym and basketball court. There are connected walking and biking trails throughout the area, which are mapped on a town kiosk and will soon be added to the town’s website. To promote healthy eating, Annabella has a community garden and to address mental wellbeing, the town promotes the use of the SafeUT mental health app.


    2024 Redesignation:

    To be redesignated in Spring 2024, Annabella added new fitness opportunities to their local Community Center. They made significant enhancements to the exercise room, purchasing a new state-of-the-art Smith machine and free weights. Since the installation of the new equipment, youth participation in the exercise room has tripled. Based on community feedback, they also added a volleyball net to the facility, which has resulted in frequent volleyball practices. Furthermore, The Town Council is actively pursuing the installation of a brand-new playground to replace the existing one, and the Trails Committee is working to provide comprehensive information about the scenic trails surrounding Annabella.

  • Collaboration:
    • A relationship with the local health department
    • A resource page on their website to assist in accessing healthy foods, physical activity, and mental health resources
  • Access to Healthy Food:
    • A community garden
  • Active Living:
    • Free and/or low-cost community sports/fitness programs for adults and children
    • Connected walking and biking trails
  • Mental Health:
    • Promoted the use of the SafeUT app in schools and other community centers