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.

Washington City

  • Population: 30,000
  • Designation Year: 2021
  • Washington City is doing much to increase opportunities for physical activity. The city is building new parks, has a growing list of community sports programs for kids and adults, and is working to achieve greater sidewalk and trail connectivity. The city has also implemented the Outride Program for elementary and middle school-aged students, promoting cycling as a way to stay focused and active. Understanding that not all residents have easy access to bicycles, Washington City hosted a bicycle drive to collect bikes for residents in need.
  • Collaboration:
    • A relationship with the local health department
    • A moderate income housing plan
  • Access to Healthy Food:
    • A written requirement addressing healthy food and beverage choices in city/town-owned/managed facilities
  • Active Living:
    • Free and/or low-cost community sports/fitness programs for adults and children
    • Connected walking and biking trails
    • An active transportation plan