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.

Fruit Heights

  • Population: 6,600
  • Designation Year: Spring 2022
  • Sitting along the east bench of the Wasatch Mountains, Fruit Heights has numerous connected walking and biking trails, including the scenic Bonneville Shoreline Trail. Their trails are a great source of community pride and are regularly used by the local high school for cross-country meets and mountain biking competitions. Fruit Heights even organized a trail day where residents came together to clear deadfall and debris from along the Gailey Trail at Nicholls Park. Over 200 volunteers assembled to improve over 1.5 miles of trail.  The city also organized a health coalition that works to promote health, safety, and community programming and works in tandem with the Davis County Health Department.
  • Collaboration:
    • A relationship with the local health department
    • A moderate income housing plan
    • Health-related objectives in the general plan
    • Coordinated with the UDOT Move Utah Program to move active transportation planning and implementation efforts forward
  • Access to Healthy Food:
    • A community garden
    • A written requirement addressing healthy food and beverage choices in city/town-owned/managed facilities
  • Active Living:
    • A written guideline that promotes active transportation/physical activity for city employees
    • Connected walking and biking trails
    • An active transportation plan
    • An ordinance that requires new subdivisions to provide sidewalks and lights
    • Conducted a walkability audit
    • 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