We work with others to identify and address health needs in our service area
Community health improvement is possible through understanding needs and assets in a community and then working collaboratively to address opportunities. Intermountain routinely seeks to understand local health needs through a Community Health Needs Assessment for each of its 21-owned hospitals.* The assessments engage community members and analyze current health status information. The focus includes the healthcare needs of medically underserved and low-income populations.
Our most recent assessment identified four community health priorities: 1) prevention, detection, and management of chronic diseases; 2) access to healthcare for low-income populations; 3) access to appropriate behavioral health services for low-income populations; and 4) accident and injury prevention for children and adolescents. Each hospital developed a three-year strategy to address one of the four priorities.
Highlights in 2014 included:
Preventing chronic diseases. Our South Region provided a 100-day Heart Challenge that brought participants throughout Utah Valley together in an education series to improve overall heart health. As a result, more than 40 people lost a collective 570 pounds and 149 inches from their waists—and lowered their total triglycerides by more than 1,000 points.
Access to healthcare. Park City Medical Center participated in an ongoing collaborative network to increase the number of eligible children and adults enrolled in Utah’s Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) and Medicaid. The partnership, Promise Park City, provided insurance enrollment training and events and developed a referral process to help establish regular primary care “medical homes” for children and adults.
Access to appropriate behavioral health services. When coping with mental and behavioral health issues, people often go to an emergency room but then find it difficult to obtain needed follow-up care. To address this, Intermountain has partnered with communities to establish mental health networks that improve access to detoxification, counseling, medication management, and peer support services, thus reducing long waits and frequent ER visits and inpatient treatments. Another network was added in central Utah in 2014.
Accident and injury prevention. Utah has the fourth-highest traumatic brain injury hospitalization rate in the country for children ages 5-14, due in part to accidents involving Off Highway Vehicles (OHVs). Primary Children’s Hospital established education partnerships with the Utah State Division of Parks and Recreation and 33 OHV dealerships to promote safety training.
Community clinics provide services to uninsured, low-income, and homeless people, among others
|Intermountain-owned and Operated Community Clinics||2014 Visits||2013 Visits|
|Intermountain Cache Valley Clinic (Logan)||2,149||2,188|
|Intermountain Dixon Middle School Clinic (Provo)||1,779||2,196|
|Intermountain North Temple Clinic (Salt Lake City)||8,839||9,185|
|Intermountain Pamela Atkinson Lincoln Elementary Clinic (Salt Lake City)||2,115||2,297|
|Intermountain Rose Park Elementary Clinic (Salt Lake City)||1,420||1,767|
|Independent Community Clinics Supported by Intermountain2, 3||2014 Visits||2013 Visits|
(1) The number of visits for individual clinics may fluctuate from year to year due to a number of factors, including temporary variations in capacity.
(2) Clinic visit statistics were provided by the respective clinics.
(3) Intermountain’s financial support of independent clinics includes grants from the Intermountain Community Care Foundation, cash, and in-kind contributions such as diagnostic vouchers and lab services.
(4) Intermountain’s support for this clinic began in 2014.
(5) Transferred from Intermountain to Salt Lake City Community Health Centers in September 2014.
|Doctors’ Volunteer Clinic (St. George)||10,392||10,079|
|Family Healthcare Clinic (Cedar City)||4,433||5,094|
|Family Healthcare Hurricane Middle School (Hurricane, opened July 2014)||835||-|
|Family Healthcare Clinic (St. George)||15,291||15,543|
|Family Healthcare Millcreek High (St. George)||4,530||4,614|
|Family Health Services Clinic (Burley, Idaho)4||13,625||-|
|Family Health Services Clinic (Kimberly, Idaho)4||4,983||-|
|Family Health Services Clinic (Rupert, Idaho)4||10,777||-|
|Fourth Street Clinic (Salt Lake City)||30,409||24,388|
|Hope Clinic (Salt Lake City)||6,480||6,987|
|James Madison School Clinic (Ogden)||3,409||3,535|
|Kazan Memorial Clinic (Escalante)4||1,902||-|
|Maliheh Clinic (Salt Lake City)||15,303||16,415|
|Midtown Community Health Center (Ogden)||68,809||68,177|
|Midtown Community Health Center (South Salt Lake, opened January 2014)||2,943||-|
|Midvalley Clinic (Salt Lake City, opened March 2014)||2,963||-|
|Mountainlands Family Health Center (Payson)||4,949||4,763|
|Mountainlands Family Health Center (Provo)||31,335||34,464|
|Mountainlands Family Health Center (Vernal)4||2,950||-|
|Mountainlands Family Health Center—Wasatch (Provo, opened June 2014)||1,483||-|
|Odyssey House Martindale Clinic (Salt Lake City)||1,895||1,357|
|People's Health Clinic (Park City)||9,435||9,462|
|Salt Lake City Community Health Center - 72nd Street Clinic||14,523||12,799|
|Salt Lake City Community Health Center - Central City||23,308||24,507|
|Salt Lake City Community Health Center - Neighborhood Clinic5||4,929||5,806|
|Salt Lake City Community Health Center - Oquirrh View||29,457||26,514|
|Salt Lake City Community Health Center - Stephen Ratcliffe||21,476||20,778|
|Utah Partners for Health (Salt Lake City)||7,261||8,824|
|Volunteer Care Clinic (Provo)||3,180||3,836|
|Wayne County—Bicknell Community Health Center4||12,745||-|