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.

Marriott-Slaterville

Marriott-Slaterville

  • Population: 1,800
  • Designation Year: 2021
  • Marriott-Slaterville is nestled among an extensive trail system which connects cities throughout Weber County. Local trailheads lead to the entire Centennial Trail System and feed into the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, providing ample opportunities to walk, run, and bike. Marriott-Slaterville supports active living by sponsoring free and low-cost community sports/fitness programs for adults and children. To ensure that all residents have access to healthy foods, Marriott-Slaterville secured property for a future year-round farmers market, which will be the first of its kind in Northern Utah.
  • 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
    • A moderate income housing plan
    • Health-related objectives in the general plan
  • Access to Healthy Food:
    • A farmers market that accepts SNAP benefits
    • A community garden
    • Provided financial incentives for a grocery store to locate in an underserved area
  • Active Living:
    • A written guideline that promotes active transportation/physical activity for city employees
    • 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
    • Provided guidance on joint-use agreements for facilities in their community that can be used for physical activity
  • Mental Health:
    • Offered Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) trainings
    • 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