Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Healthcare Announces Transformative Workforce Education Program Through InStride

Partnership program will provide prepaid, no-cost high school, college, and university clinical and non-clinical education for Intermountain Healthcare caregivers.


Salt Lake City, UT -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/09/2021 --Intermountain Healthcare has launched a strategic workforce education program through a new partnership with InStride to invest in the continued development of their caregivers (employees) and communities. Intermountain caregivers will have access – at no cost to them – to a wide array of online degrees, credentials, and diplomas for in-demand and future skills.

In addition to courses for frontline medical and nursing personnel, Intermountain will offer education programs for nonclinical employees. Beginning next year, Intermountain's 42,000 caregivers in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada will have access to prepaid courses in the subject of their choice from InStride's best-in-class academic network of accredited institutions that includes Arizona State University, CUNY, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Memphis. Utah Valley University and the College of Southern Idaho will also offer Intermountain-specific courses, with more regional schools scheduled to add courses in the future.

"Education provides meaningful career growth for our caregivers and is the foundation on which our organization, and our communities, can build lasting success," said Intermountain Chief People Officer Heather Brace. "At Intermountain, we believe we must invest in developing a diverse workforce, and that means providing robust educational opportunities at all levels of our organization. This initiative will help break down barriers to equitable education by providing language, high school, and certification and degree options for all employees."

"Intermountain and their leaders should be commended for their dedication to serving their caregivers who, in turn, serve their communities," said InStride CEO and Co-Founder Vivek Sharma. "We are proud to partner with them to create strategic workforce education programs that develop and prepare their employees to provide the best care possible, today and in the future."

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About Intermountain Healthcare
Located in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada, Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit system of 25 hospitals, 225 clinics, the Intermountain Medical Group with some 2,700 employed physicians and advanced care practitioners, a health plans division called SelectHealth, Homecare, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs. For updates, see

About InStride
InStride drives business and social impact through strategic workforce education. As the global leader in these programs, InStride works with corporate partners like Aramark, adidas, Carvana, Magna and more, providing their employees with access to top-tier academic institutions, strategic learning paths, and an innovative technology platform. Guided by its mission to change lives for working adults and cultivate the workforce of the future, InStride has been recognized with Fortune's Impact 20 and Inc.'s Best in Business awards. Visit or follow InStride on Twitter and LinkedIn for more information and up-to-date news.