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: 64,000
  • Designation Year: Spring 2021, Spring 2024
  • Herriman City strongly supports outdoor recreation and has over 50 miles of outdoor trails, 48 residential parks, and a reservoir for swimming and fishing. In addition to supporting outdoor recreation, Herriman City also supports healthy eating through a community garden and a farmers market that accepts SNAP benefits. To promote mental wellness, the city offers suicide prevention trainings and provides gun locks free-of-charge to residents. Further initiatives include advertising the SafeUT app in schools and community centers and providing medication disposal services.


    2024 Redesignation:

    To be redesignated in Spring 2024, Herriman made sure its community programs are keeping up with its rapidly growing population. The city increased the amount of programming available for the aging population and is currently working to retrofit their old city hall building into a community center. Herriman City is also actively working to expand both its primitive and urban trail systems. The city recently completed a new active transportation corridor of 3.25 miles that connects Herriman to Riverton, and is working to build three new primitive trails that include a portion of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

  • 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 farmers market that accepts SNAP benefits
    • A community garden
  • Active Living:
    • A written guideline that promotes active transportation/physical activity for city employees
    • Free and/or low-cost community sports/fitness programs for adults and children
    • Connected walking and biking trails
  • Mental Health:
    • Offered Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) trainings
    • At least one evidence-based program or inititiative that provides education, awareness, and training to community members around mental health
    • Promoted the use of the SafeUT app in schools and other community centers
    • Medication disposal services, locations, or programs
    • Gun locks available for free for community members