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: 18,000
  • Designation Year: Spring 2021, Spring 2024
  • Vineyard City’s general plan highlights the development of open spaces, parks, and trails, with the goal of having connected community parks within walking distance of all residents. Vineyard organized a Bicycle Advisory Committee, composed of resident volunteers with a passion for cycling. The Bicycle Advisory Committee advised the mayor and city council on bicycle infrastructure improvements and was instrumental in Vineyard City being awarded a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists. To promote access to healthy foods, Vineyard sponsors a seed exchange program for all residents and has plans to establish a community garden and farmers market.


    2024 Redesignation:

    To be redesignated in Spring 2024, Vineyard City worked hard to improve access to healthy food The city expanded its community garden to accommodate more residents and added a seed exchange program and community vegetable stand. Vineyard also secured its first grocery store.

    To improve access to physical activity, Vineyard promoted Safe Routes to Schools by increasing the number of crosswalks throughout the city, and also added a nature walk and enhanced landscaping in its parks.

    To support mental health, Vineyard developed mental health packages for its Resource Officers and received an award through One Kind Act a Day for its work to spread kindness throughout local schools and businesses.

  • Collaboration:
    • A moderate income housing plan
    • Health-related objectives in the general plan
  • Access to Healthy Food:
    • Hosted a seed exchange
  • Active Living:
    • Free and/or low-cost community sports/fitness programs for adults and children
    • Connected walking and biking trails
    • An active transportation plan
  • 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
    • Medication disposal services, locations, or programs