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: 10,300
  • Designation Year: Fall 2020, Fall 2023
  • Vernal City was part of the original Healthy Utah Community designation pilot cohort. In Fall 2020, their coalition developed a strategic plan focused on community health. They supported efforts that encouraged families to be healthy together by walking, eating together, and participating in the Passport to Summer program. The coalition encouraged and monitored physical activity in the community by improving trails and supporting the walking program, Step-It-Up Vernal.


    GOAL 1 Complete a strategic planning process focused on community health.

    GOAL 2 Create efforts that support family health.

    GOAL 3 Create efforts that support economic health.

    GOAL 4 Create efforts that support educational health.


    2023 Redesignation:

    To be redesignated, Vernal continued to put their health coalition to good use. Their successes have included constructing new pickleball courts, adding new improvements and developments to existing trails, and creating Vernal Rocks--a summer program that helps families get outside exploring.