Working to improve the health of the communities where we live and serve.
Community members can most effectively live their healthiest lives possible when they live in healthy communities. Intermountain’s Community Health team is working to improve the health and well-being of our community by improving mental well-being, preventing avoidable disease, improving air quality, and addressing the social determinants of health.
Fulfilling our mission to help people live the healthiest lives possible requires deploying health system resources, collaborating with community stakeholders to understand health and social needs, and collectively strategizing to improve the well-being of our communities.
Anchor institutions play an essential role in supporting the health and well-being of community members. These institutions—often healthcare organizations and universities, and other major employers—are embedded in their community and can have a profound impact on their local communities and economies. Intermountain is dedicating organizational resources to support its community by implementing local hiring and internal workforce development, place-based investing, and inclusive, local purchasing.
Mental well-being is central to overall health. Mental health helps community members live productive lives to cope with everyday stress and thrive in their family and community roles. Intermountain is working with community partners to prevent suicide and to expand access to mental health resources.
At the foundation of living a healthy life is preventing avoidable disease and injury. Fortunately, much of this goal can be accomplished through the pillars of healthy eating, engaging in physical activity, visiting with your healthcare provider, taking medicines as prescribed (including immunizations for children and adults), and avoiding harmful substances or activities. The benefits of disease and injury prevention include lower costs of care, improved health outcomes, more energy, better sleep, and the enjoyment of living life to its fullest with health-driven confidence.
Clean air is critical to good health and well-being. When our air becomes too polluted, it affects school attendance, exercise, mental health, and it leads to isolation in senior communities. Intermountain is investing resources to ensure we keep our air clean. We can all play a part in improving air quality.
Intermountain Healthcare has a long history of investing in our communities and partnering with organizations to achieve our mission of helping people live the healthiest lives possible. Our work in local impact investing furthers our ability to improve health and well-being where our community members live, learn, work, play, worship, and age.
Empowering local partners with the financial tools they need to provide for the underserved is another way we can work together to create vibrant and healthy communities.
We intentionally work toward an Intermountain Healthcare that reflects our diverse communities and provides culturally competent care, health equity, and a sense of belonging amongst all our caregivers (employees). Diversity is an essential part of fulfilling our mission to help people live the healthiest lives possible.
Intermountain hospitals each conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment to identify local health needs, and each hospital then develops an implementation strategy to address a significant local health priority.
At Intermountain Healthcare, we want to help you live the healthiest life possible. Your sexual orientation and gender identity are an important part of your overall health picture.
Intermountain is devoted to the community, helping out whenever possible to ensure our neighbors, families, and friends get the help they need to maintain or regain their health.
Intermountain Healthcare operates a variety of community and school-based clinics to improve health in underserved communities.
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