Sandy City

Population: 96,127

Designation Year: 2021

Sandy City is home to Healthy Sandy, one of the longest running healthy community coalitions in the state. Healthy Sandy has a strong partnership with the Salt Lake County Health Department and is made up of volunteers and city leaders who advocate for better health in the community. Recently, Healthy Sandy helped fund trail markers and safety information for the Bell Canyon Trail. Sandy City also has an active transportation plan that includes connected walking and biking trails. Sandy City addresses healthy eating by supporting community gardens and is working on a sustainability effort to reduce consumption of sugary drinks.

Strategies Selected


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

An active transportation plan

An ordinance that requires new subdivisions to provide sidewalks and lights

Mental Health

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