We provide support and resources for lifelong health
Prevention isn’t just the proverbial best medicine; healthy behaviors can also lead to longer and more fulfilling lives. At Intermountain, we seek to give people the resources and encouragement they need to live the healthiest lives possible.
Our Intermountain LiVe Well program supports families and individuals in their quest to:
LiVe Well reaches out to people through many channels and programs. For example, last year, our IntermountainLiVeWell.org website averaged 2,000 visitors each week, and more than 30,000 people follow us on LiVe Well’s Facebook, YouTube, and other social media channels. Those interested in hiking can find 120 “Healthy Hikes" on our website and Health Hub smartphone app.
We also have an Intermountain LiVe Well bike team that participates in both recreational and competitive events. The team also hosts safety fairs at community events throughout Utah, promoting safe habits for younger cyclists and distributing free bike helmets.
The LiVe Well theater troupe presented skits about healthy living to more than 12,000 students and teachers in 30 school assemblies. And SelectHealth’s Step Express program encouraged fourth grade students in 58 schools to increase physical activity. Students and sports fans might also see the Intermountain LiVe Well Just Jumpin’ jump rope team that appears at elementary schools, halftime shows with major Utah college basketball teams, and other sporting events.
Other LiVe Well programs include the Park Farther campaign to encourage people to choose parking stalls at greater walking distances from buildings; LiVe Well Healthy Recipes; and LiVe Well Centers in Salt Lake City, Park City, and St. George, where people can take classes to improve their lifestyles. We also work with community partners such as the Utah Department of Health to help residents LiVe Well through educational initiatives focusing on air quality, living with chronic conditions, avoiding injuries, and preventing prescription drug misuse.