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.

South Salt Lake

  • Population: 25,582
  • Designation Year: 2021
  • The City of South Salt Lake works to ensure that all residents have the opportunity to be physically active. A new park and all-abilities playground was build with visitors from a nearby senior center in mind. South Salt Lake offers recreation and fitness programs on a sliding fee scale and the FreeBikes4Kids program provides bicycles to families regardless of income. South Salt Lake addresses access to healthy food through community gardens, a farmers market that accepts SNAP benefits, and a mobile food pantry. Free mental health services are provided at fourteen community sites located throughout the city.
  • 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
  • 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
    • Connected walking and biking trails
    • An active transportation plan
    • An ordinance that requires new subdivisions to provide sidewalks and lights
  • 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
    • Medication disposal services, locations, or programs