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 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.
The average American spends one-third of their day in a work setting. Worksite wellness programs can be a winning approach to improve the health and quality of life for employees. Wellness programs also create opportunities for increasing employee engagement. While worksite wellness programs are specific to the needs of each company or agency, the following are important components to include in any wellness program and the bullets can offer some ideas of where to begin.
Shelley Worley – Health Promotion Director, Summit County Health Department
650 Round Valley Drive, Park City, UT 84060