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: 512
  • Designation Year: Spring 2022
  • Located just outside of Zion National Park, Springdale offers countless opportunities for outdoor physical exercise. It promotes active transportation through bike lanes, a walkable downtown, and a high degree of connectivity between its numerous hiking and biking trails. The town also supports the Zion Canyon Medical Clinic by allowing the clinic to operate on its land rent-free and regularly organizes vaccine shootouts and blood drives for residents and visitors. To promote healthy eating, the town features a community garden that allows residents with minimal space to rent a plot and grow their own produce.
  • Collaboration:
    • A relationship with the local health department
    • Health-related objectives in the general plan
  • 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