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.

Kearns Metro Township

  • Population: 35,731
  • Designation Year: Fall 2021
  • Kearns partnered with the Utah Department of Health to support the “Kearns Health and Well-Being Initiative," which helps the city develop an integrated approach to improving health service delivery, access, equity, and quality. Kearns also has a thriving community garden, an active sports program, and offers a teen mental health program to students at Kearns High School. In addition, the city received several grants to combat substance abuse and address suicidal ideation in middle schools. The city’s general plan promotes a strong social and physical infrastructure, designed to make health-promoting activities accessible to all.
  • Collaboration:
    • A relationship with the local health department
    • 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
  • Mental Health:
    • At least one evidence-based program or inititiative that provides education, awareness, and training to community members around mental health
    • Teen mental health program