The Foundation has a focus on aligning giving with the four health priorities that Intermountain Healthcare has identified through a regular Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Grants are awarded for programs and services that align with at least one of these four health priorities:
Health Priority #1 - Improve the prevention, detection, treatment and/or management of chronic diseases associated with weight and unhealthy behaviors.
Programs or services that prevent, detect, treat or manage chronic diseases usually have a link to an unhealthy behavior or are weight associated. Innovative programs that help individuals prevent or manage their diabetes might be an example of what would fit in this category.
Health Priority #2 - Improve access to comprehensive, high-quality direct healthcare services for low-income populations.
This health priority is all about accessing healthcare services. This is where a clinic whose main focus is to provide high-quality, low cost healthcare services for low-income, uninsured or medically underserved populations would align. Healthcare services would be defined as medical, dental, mental health, vision, hearing, or a combination of those services.
Health Priority #3 - Improve access to appropriate behavioral health services for low-income populations.
Access to appropriate behavioral health services for low-income, uninsured or underinsured is an identified healthcare need. Programs or services that provide behavioral health treatment, counseling, substance use disorder treatment and other mental illness related needs would align with this health priority.
Health Priority #4 - Improve accident and injury prevention for children and adolescents.
Programs or services that create awareness, provide education or train others in injury prevention would align with this health priority.