History

2013-2014

Utah Leaders for Health was formed within the Utah Department of Health. Stakeholders from a variety of sectors interested in improving the health of Utahns including business, university, public health, health care, and government convened periodically. Two subcommittee groups (Healthy Eating and Active Living) were formed.

2015

Greg Bell, CEO of the Utah Hospital Association, was asked to chair the organization.  Utah Leaders for Health was pulled out of the Utah Department of Health and established as a non-profit organization.

A Stakeholders Retreat was facilitated by Envision Utah. Nearly 50 key leaders from throughout the state met in groups and brainstormed strategies to improving nutrition and physical activity.

Sarah Hodson, MS was hired as the Executive Director.

2016

Utah Leaders for Health changed its name to Get Healthy Utah.

The 2nd Annual Get Healthy Utah Stakeholder Retreat was held.  Over 80 participants representing a variety of sectors met to discuss strategies for moving forward.

Get Healthy Utah contracted with Envision Utah and Heart+Mind Strategies to conduct the first ever Utah Health Values Study.  Focus Groups and an online survey were administered to a representative group of Utahns.

2017

The 3rd Annual Get Healthy Utah Stakeholders Retreat was held.  Over 100 participants learned about the Get Healthy Utah Values Study results and how to implement the findings in their own work.

Get Healthy Utah joined the United Way Promise Partnership Regional Council and began facilitating the work of the Health Initiative Team.

Get Healthy Utah was involved in policy success related to the Utah Childcare Licensing Rule,  7th and 8th Grade PE Rule Change, and the Utah PTA Non-Food Reward Policy.

Get Healthy Utah received funding from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

2018

The 4th Annual Get Healthy Utah Stakeholders Retreat was held.  Over 120 participants attended and learned about the National Diabetes Prevention Program and the Small Steps for Better Health Toolkit.

Get Healthy Utah provided $20,000 in essential funding for the Double Up Food Bucks Program.

Get Healthy Utah received funding from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

2019

The 5th Annual Get Healthy Utah Stakeholder Retreat was held.  Over 140 participants learned about the Health Improvement Index and how we can work together better to address social determinants of health.

Get Healthy Utah worked to support the approval of the updated Core Standards for Health Education.

Get Healthy Utah received funding from the Utah Cancer Action Network.

Get Healthy Utah received funding from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.