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.

Spanish Fork

  • Population: 39,961
  • Designation Year: 2020
  • The coalition increased access to health information by creating a community Facebook page. They partnered with the Utah County Health Department to encourage and incentivize local childcare centers to become TOP Star certified and promoted healthy behaviors in schools through educational materials and events. The coalition encouraged active living by purchasing and installing outdoor fitness equipment. They hosted community wide QPR trainings and provided education on mental health resources. 

    *Logan, Spanish Fork, Vernal, and West Valley City were part of a pilot program sponsored by Intermountain Healthcare and the Utah League of Cities and Towns. The strategies completed in these pilot communities may not reflect the current Healthy Utah Community criteria.

    STRATEGIES SELECTED

    GOAL 1 Increase access to health information, resources, and those who feel invested in a cohesive community.

    GOAL 2 Increase the portion of youth who are engaged in active and healthy behaviors.

    GOAL 3 Increase the portion of the population who are engaged in moderate physical activity.

    GOAL 4 Increase the number of residents who have access to mental health care and resources.

    GOAL 5 Increase residents’ knowledge and use of existing parks, trails, facilities and health related resources within Spanish Fork community.

    GOAL 6 Increase collaboration of active and healthy community agenda with community partners and stakeholders.