Research Reports

Get Healthy Utah contracts with outside organizations to conduct research relevant to health in Utah

Utah Health Values Study

In 2016, Get Healthy Utah contracted with Envision Utah and Heart+Mind Strategies to conduct the Utah Health Values Study. This study was the first of its kind to look at values related to healthy behaviors.

Here are a few things we learned from the Utah Health Values Study:

  • Utahns underestimate the weight problem in the state as well as their own weight situation.
  • Utahns overwhelmingly believe individuals bear most of the responsibility for their own health.
  • Utahns believe physical activity is the best way to prevent obesity and other long-term illnesses.
  • Utahns acknowledge that lack of time, energy, and convenience are the most significant reasons why they do not eat right and are not physically active.


Utah Health Values Study results

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