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.

Herriman

  • Population: 64,000
  • Designation Year: 2021
  • Herriman City strongly supports outdoor recreation and has over 50 miles of outdoor trails, 48 residential parks, and a reservoir for swimming and fishing. In addition to supporting outdoor recreation, Herriman City also supports healthy eating through a community garden and a farmers market that accepts SNAP benefits. To promote mental wellness, the city offers suicide prevention trainings and provides gun locks free-of-charge to residents. Further initiatives include advertising the SafeUT app in schools and community centers and providing medication disposal services.
  • 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 farmers market that accepts SNAP benefits
    • 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
  • Mental Health:
    • Offered Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) trainings
    • 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