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.

Park City

  • Population: 8,375
  • Designation Year: 2021
  • Park City developed a long-term strategic plan that envisions Park City as a “complete community,” where everyone has the opportunity to be healthy. In addition to its world famous skiing, the city is surrounded by hiking and biking trails which provide residents the chance to be active throughout the year. The city has community gardens and is home to EATS Park City, a community non-profit organization which focuses on nutrition advocacy and providing healthy food to residents. Mental health trainings, workshops, and resources are also available to residents.
  • 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
    • Utilized and implemented strategies from an existing community health needs assessment
    • Coordinated with the UDOT Move Utah Program to move active transportation planning and implementation efforts forward
  • 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
    • Conducted a walkability audit
    • Provided guidance on joint-use agreements for facilities in their community that can be used for physical activity
    • Wayfinding signage that promotes active transportation
    • Signage for "healthy" parking spots at city/town facilities
  • 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