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.

West Haven

  • Population: 20,000
  • Designation Year: Spring 2022
  • West Haven is home to eight parks and over 21 miles of paved trails, including a fun, reduced-to-scale, solar system trail that educates visitors while promoting physical activity. It also implemented a new West Haven Limitless Ironman Competition that encourages families to run, bike and swim 140.6 miles in 60 days. To provide its residents with access to healthy food, the city offered financial incentives for a grocery store to locate in an underserved area and created a Senior Lunch Bunch group that provides reduced-cost healthy meals for seniors.
  • Collaboration:
    • A moderate income housing plan
    • Health-related objectives in the general plan
  • Access to Healthy Food:
    • A community garden
    • Provided financial incentives for a grocery store to locate in an underserved area
  • Active Living:
    • Connected walking and biking trails
    • An active transportation plan
    • An ordinance that requires new subdivisions to provide sidewalks and lights
  • Mental Health:
    • Medication disposal services, locations, or programs