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.

West Valley

West Valley

  • Population: 139,000
  • Designation Year: Fall 2020, Fall 2023
  • West Valley City was part of the original Healthy Utah Community designation pilot cohort. In Fall 2020, their coalition established low-cost fitness opportunities for residents by improving greenspace and partnering with local organizations to work on a parks prescription program. The coalition developed opportunities for nutritional education through community gardens, farmers markets, and nutrition classes. They created fitness and wellness opportunities by focusing on specific populations, including those with disabilities and veterans, and the coalition arranged free swimming and other recreation classes for low-income and at-risk children.


    GOAL 1 Expand fitness opportunities for community residents and engage them in new and innovative ways.

    GOAL 2 Promote healthy nutrition through educational and other opportunities.

    GOAL 3 Create new fitness and wellness opportunities for specific populations.

    GOAL 4 Provide life-saving water skills to children, focusing on low-income and at-risk children.

    To be redesignated, the Healthy West Valley Committee continued to working on many projects. They completed a community health assessment to understand the health needs of West Valley resident and supported the creation of the West Valley Farmers Market. In addition, they offered health webinars, supported a new community garden, and helped host a new Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.