Layton’s Healthy Community Helps Residents Achieve Healthy Lives

Nearly two years ago Layton City was designated as a Healthy Utah Community by Get Healthy Utah. This was a significant achievement for the community because Layton leaders and staff implemented and planned several strategies within the community to promote health. Some of these included: having a productive relationship with the local health department, access to community gardens, and an active transportation plan incorporating biking and walking trails among other modes of transportation.

This desired designation was presented to Layton at the Utah League of Cities and Towns Conference in October, 2022. The title helps the city showcase the work it’s doing to support healthy living for all residents.

Get Healthy Utah is a Utah-based non-profit organization with the following goals:

  • Improve healthy eating, active living, and mental wellbeing across the state.
  • Work with various leaders in schools, workplaces, healthcare, and communities to create a culture of health.
  • Advocate for healthy policies that can prevent chronic diseases and improve overall quality of life.

Utah cities should consider joining Get Healthy Utah because this recognition signifies the city’s efforts in implementing strategies for better community health. Get Healthy Utah provides participating communities with resources and support to improve health initiatives. This includes guidance on best practices for promoting healthy lifestyles and access to funding opportunities for health-related projects.

By joining forces with Get Healthy Utah, cities can create a healthier environment for their residents, potentially leading to reduced chronic disease rates, improved quality of life, and lower healthcare costs.

Overall, joining Get Healthy Utah offers cities a framework and support system to create a healthier and more vibrant community for their residents. While Utah is largely one of the healthiest states in the nation, health and well-being are significant concerns for many residents. Where we work, play, and live impacts health in a variety of ways. Layton City is positioned to improve local conditions in a way that helps all residents have the opportunity to reach their full potential and live healthy lives.