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.
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.
Admin. Director, U of U Health
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.
To make Utah a place where more girls and women can thrive, the Health Across the Lifespan spoke leaders, affiliates, and participants are currently working to craft bold goals for 2026 and 2030. These goals will be linked to measurable outcomes, connected to visual dashboards, and will be posted in June of 2023. Through finding, collecting, and visualizing data for this spoke, changes over time can be tracked and utilized to create momentum for additional changes.
Partners & Affiliates
- Center for Excellence in Women’s Health (COE)
- Department of Health & Human Services
- Intermountain Health
- University of Utah Health
Menopause/Perimenopause Working Group
- Co-Lead: Camille Moreno, OD, NCMP (University of Utah Health)
- Co-Lead: Lisa Taylor-Swanson, PhD (University of Utah, College of Nursing)
Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating Working Group
- Lead: Liz A. Joy, MD (Intermountain Health)