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.

Vineyard

  • Population: 18,000
  • Designation Year: 2021
  • Vineyard City’s general plan highlights the development of open spaces, parks, and trails, with the goal of having connected community parks within walking distance of all residents. Vineyard organized a Bicycle Advisory Committee, composed of resident volunteers with a passion for cycling. The Bicycle Advisory Committee advised the mayor and city council on bicycle infrastructure improvements and was instrumental in Vineyard City being awarded a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists. To promote access to healthy foods, Vineyard sponsors a seed exchange program for all residents and has plans to establish a community garden and farmers market.
  • Collaboration:
    • A moderate income housing plan
    • Health-related objectives in the general plan
  • Access to Healthy Food:
    • Hosted a seed exchange
  • Active Living:
    • Free and/or low-cost community sports/fitness programs for adults and children
    • Connected walking and biking trails
    • An active transportation plan
  • 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