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Message from the Executive Director: Updates on Get Healthy Utah

Alysia Ducuara

Alysia Ducuara is the Executive Director for Get Healthy Utah.

Springtime means conference and event season at Get Healthy Utah! From visiting with our parks and recreation champions at URPA in March and presenting to our public health friends at UPHA in April to awarding Salt Lake County Health Department the Diabetes Prevention in the Worksite Award at the UWWC Conference and recognizing our next round of Healthy Utah Communities Designess at ULCT — we have been busy!

Copy of PXL 20240423 162905879.LONG EXPOSURE 01.COVERWe are closing up our first-ever Healthy Communities Roadshow and have enjoyed visiting all of our communities across the state. After our tenth roadshow event in Vernal, we have met with over 400 participants representing elected officials, city/town staff, regional/county staff, transportation and city planners, public health and healthcare professionals, community members and more! It was great being able to connect with everyone in person, discuss how we can continue to build healthy communities, and be inspired by the passion and work of everyone prioritizing the health and quality of life of Utahns! We hope everyone who attended was able to take some action steps back to their communities. For those who missed an in-person event, we will be hosting a virtual webinar version of some of the roadshow presentations, along with a summary of our roadshow takeaways.

IMG 4851We also recently had our annual Advisory Council and Board Retreat meetings! This is another great opportunity to connect in-person with various leaders across our partner sectors, give updates, and discuss the future direction of our organization. The role and power of Get Healthy Utah to convene and align efforts across sectors continues to be recognized and valued by our partners. We will continue to build on our pillars of convene, educate, amplify, and advocate for healthy communities! Please take our 10-year impact survey to give us feedback on what value Get Healthy Utah has brought to you, your organization, and your community and what we should prioritize in the next 10 years. We are grateful to all of you for being a part of this work!