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: 50,000
  • Designation Year: Spring 2022
  • Draper features 117 miles of scenic trails and 5,000 acres of open space, the most of any city along the Wasatch Front! The wide variety of trails are well-used by residents for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, running, and dog walking. Draper also features over 40 community parks. An all-abilities playground is currently under construction at Draper City Park, and is being designed with ramps and interactive play features at heights that are easier to access from wheelchairs and other mobility devices. To earn the designation, Draper also formed a new community coalition focused on improving the health of residents. The city has made a wellness page available on their website that offers regular health information and challenges.
  • 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
    • A moderate income housing plan
    • Health-related objectives in the general plan
  • Access to Healthy Food:
    • A community garden
  • Active Living:
    • Free and/or low-cost community sports/fitness programs for adults and children
    • Connected walking and biking trails
    • An active transportation plan
    • Provided guidance on joint-use agreements for facilities in their community that can be used for physical activity
    • Wayfinding signage that promotes active transportation
  • Mental Health:
    • 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