At Intermountain Healthcare, we are taking steps to ensure ambient air quality around our campuses is as clean as possible and protective of public health. A key strategy in this pursuit is our idle-free zones.

Idling contributes to our air pollution and inversion days, and air pollution has significant environmental risks to our health. Among other adverse health outcomes, poor air quality is hard on our hearts. It leads to asthma, adverse birth outcomes, coughing, and difficulty breathing. By turning off your engine, you are joining responsible drivers in protecting our air and health. And, being Idle-free can save your fuel (and money) while reducing engine wear.

Healthy communities breathe clean air. So we want to ensure the air outside our facilities is as clean as possible for our guests as they enter and exit our buildings. That’s why we have partnered with Utah Clean Cities to launch idle-free zones on our campuses.

Visit here to learn about air quality, its effects on our health, and steps you can take to improve air quality.

And please visit Utah Clean Cities’ website to access resources on tips and tricks to go idle-free.

If you have any questions or comments concerning this strategy or sustainability in general at Intermountain Healthcare, please email