Health Across the Lifespan

The Health Across the Lifespan spoke seeks to address health concerns of women and girls in all aspects from birth to death in the forum of four different lifespan areas: pediatrics, reproductive years, mid-life, and gerontology. Within each of these lifespan areas, mental health, physical health, social/emotional health, and environmental health will be explored. The connection between lifespan area and the four types of health will provide the framework for efforts in this spoke. For example, the social and emotional needs, challenges, opportunities, and concerns vary widely for a child, a young woman in the reproductive phase of her life, a woman in mid-life, and a woman in the last years of her life. Specific working groups will be formed around target areas around where improvements need to be made. 

Spoke Leaders

Audrey Jiricko

Audrey Jiricko

Associate Medical Director, IH

Dr. Audrey Jiricko is an OB/GYN and Associate Medical Director of Women’s Health at Intermountain Health. She joined Intermountain Health in 2004 and is thrilled to work for an organization committed to comprehensive women’s healthcare and value-based care. 

University of Utah Health

Intermountain Healthcare

Erika Lindley

Erika Lindley

Admin. Director, U of U Health
LinkedIn Profile

Erika Lindley is the Administrative Director at University of Utah Healthcare, Women's and Children's, OBGYN School of Medicine. She has her MBA from Westminster College.

Bold Vision & Goals

To make Utah a place where more girls and women can thrive, the Health Across the Lifespan spoke leaders, affiliates, and partners are currently working to craft bold goals for 2026 and 2030, linked to measurable outcomes and connected to visual dashboards. Through finding, collecting, and visualizing data for this spoke, changes over time can be tracked and utilized to create momentum for additional changes. To begin, the Health Across the Lifespan spoke has identified the following bold vision and goals:

  • Vision: Improve the health and wellbeing of all Utah girls and women across the lifespan by taking a comprehensive approach.
  • Goals: 
    • Access to healthcare for all Utah girls and women that improves health and well-being (physical, psychological, social, and environmental).
    • Identify the most pressing problem in each of 7 areas and commit to making measurable change.


Menopause/Perimenopause Working Group

Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating Working Group

Get Engaged:  Are you and/or your organization interested in being involved in the Health Across the Lifespan spoke? If so, contact Amy Anderson ( with details about you/your entity and the current or future efforts you believe are aligned with this work. Other ways to get engaged include reviewing our 7 sub-committees and choose one to join; sharing a success you've had moving the needle in the right direction; and telling 5 of your friends about the work that's happening and encourage them to join. Thank you for your interest!