City of Provo

Population: 116,594

Designation Year: Fall 2021

Provo is dedicated to safeguarding the mental wellbeing of its residents. Provo promotes the SafeUT app in schools, provides medication disposal services, and the Provo Police has a grant-funded Victim Services Division. Provo is also committed to its citizens’ fitness and nutritional needs. The city has an abundance of trails and parks, with plans to build outdoor fitness stations to increase free exercise opportunities. Urban walking and running courses are connected throughout the city and Provo’s community sports programs for both kids and adults are thriving, with high levels of participation. To ensure that all have the opportunity to play, scholarships are available for underprivileged youth.

Strategies Selected

Collaboration

A relationship with the local health department

Health-related objectives in the general plan

A moderate income housing plan

Collaboration with Bike Walk Provo and others health-promoting organizations

Access to Healthy Food

A farmers market that accepts SNAP benefits

A community garden

Active Living

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

Connected walking and biking trails

Provided guidance on joint-use agreements for facilities that can be used for physical activity

An active transportation plan

An ordinance that requires new subdivisions to provide sidewalks and lights

Wayfinding signage that promotes active transportation

Adopted a Bicycle Master Plan

Mental Health

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

Medication disposal services, locations, or programs

Provo Police has a grant-funded Victim Services Division