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.

Ogden

  • Population: 86,000
  • Designation Year: Fall 2021
  • Ogden has worked to enhance green spaces throughout the city, improve bikeability, and promote a pedestrian-centric infrastructure, which includes the establishment of a Safe Routes to School program. The city also conducted a needs assessment of food security among its residents. To improve healthy eating, Ogden developed an afterschool nutrition education curriculum for elementary students and hosts a farmers market that accepts SNAP benefits. Ogden’s community sports program is flourishing and there are numerous connected walking and biking trails in the area. The city does much to address the health, housing, and educational needs in underserved areas and supports programs offered by the local health department.
  • 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 farmers market that accepts SNAP benefits
    • A community garden
  • 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
    • An active transportation plan
    • Conducted a walkability audit
  • 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
    • Gun locks available for free for community members