Annabella

Population: 900

Designation Year: 2021

As a small rural town, Annabella has worked hard to support the health of its residents. The citizens of Annabella are each provided a key to the town’s community center, which is complete with a gym and basketball court. There are connected walking and biking trails throughout the area, which are mapped on a town kiosk and will soon be added to the town’s website. To promote healthy eating, Annabella has a community garden and to address mental wellbeing, the town promotes the use of the SafeUT mental health app.

Strategies Selected

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 community garden

Active Living

Free and/or low-cost community sports/fitness programs for adults and children

Connected walking and biking trails

Mental Health

Promoted the use of the SafeUT app in schools and other community centers