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 2022
  • Centerville created a full-time position in their recreation department that focuses on health and wellness for the whole community. The recreation department regularly sponsors health-promoting events for youth and adults alike, such as pickleball tournaments and kickball leagues. These kinds of events are promoted regularly through a strong online presence. Centerville makes regular social media posts and created a resource page on its website that provides information on accessing healthy foods, engaging in physical activity, and connecting with mental health resources.
  • 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:
    • 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
    • Wayfinding signage that promotes active transportation
  • Mental Health:
    • Offered Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) trainings