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.


  • Population: 51,619
  • Designation Year: 2020
  • The coalition worked with the Bear River Health Department to develop a walking campaign to educate residents on healthy lifestyles, pedestrian safety, accessibility, and convenience. They worked to recruit community partners and stakeholders to assist in the walking program and secured resources for sustainability. The program specifically targeted low-income neighborhoods by installing wayfinding signs in parks and trails and providing printed materials about low cost recreational opportunities. The coalition secured funding to bridge gaps in the trail system. They also coordinated pedestrian crossing improvements that made it safer for walking and biking and installed crossing controls across railroad tracks at a local park.

    *Logan, Spanish Fork, Vernal, and West Valley City were part of a pilot program sponsored by Intermountain Healthcare and the Utah League of Cities and Towns. The strategies completed in these pilot communities may not reflect the current Healthy Utah Community criteria.


    GOAL 1 Motivate walking within the community.

    GOAL 2 Promote walkability, specifically in low-income populations.

    GOAL 3 Encourage physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

    GOAL 4 Connect the city’s trail system and install safe pedestrian crossings.

    GOAL 5 Assess, evaluate, and improve physical activity improvement interventions in the community.