What We Do
Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behavior towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions. Learn more about the health promotion programs that Summit County is involved with below.
Injury prevention (both intentional and unintentional) works to stop injuries before they occur. The Summit County Health Department uses a public health approach to injury prevention. This approach looks at risk factors including individual behavior, environmental hazards, unsafe products and societal behavior and values.
Join your neighbors in the movement toward a thriving lifestyle by learning about opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating in Summit County
1 in 10 (over 200,000) Utahns has diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common, comprising of 90-95% of all cases. According to the CDC, if current rates continue, 1 in 3 Americans will have Type 2 diabetes by the year 2050.
This program offers education information on the hazards of smoking as well as resources for quitting.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.
Shelley Worley – Health Promotion Director, Summit County Health Department
650 Round Valley Drive, Park City, UT 84060