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.

Sandy

  • Population: 96,127
  • Designation Year: 2021
  • Sandy City is home to Healthy Sandy, one of the longest running healthy community coalitions in the state. Healthy Sandy has a strong partnership with the Salt Lake County Health Department and is made up of volunteers and city leaders who advocate for better health in the community. Recently, Healthy Sandy helped fund trail markers and safety information for the Bell Canyon Trail. Sandy City also has an active transportation plan that includes connected walking and biking trails. Sandy City addresses healthy eating by supporting community gardens and is working on a sustainability effort to reduce consumption of sugary drinks.
  • 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
  • Access to Healthy Food:
    • A community garden
  • Active Living:
    • 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
  • Mental Health:
    • 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