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.

Magna

Magna

  • Population: 26,949
  • Designation Year: 2021
  • Magna Metro Township is working towards a city design which supports active living. In addition to conducting a walkability audit, Magna has a general plan to expand walking trails, connect biking paths, and increase the community‚Äôs healthy parking signage program. Magna also supports healthy eating by providing a community garden, cooking classes taught by USU Extension, and a healthy after school snack program for children at the local library.
  • Collaboration:
    • A relationship with the local health department
    • A moderate income housing plan
    • Health-related objectives in the general plan
  • Access to Healthy Food:
    • A community garden
    • Free after-school snacks for children
  • Active Living:
    • Free and/or low-cost community sports/fitness programs for adults and children
    • An active transportation plan
    • An ordinance that requires new subdivisions to provide sidewalks and lights
  • Mental Health:
    • Offered Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) trainings
    • Promoted the use of the SafeUT app in schools and other community centers
    • Gun locks available for free for community members