Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMU) received a $3 million grant from the Utah County Commission as part of the America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). RMU will use the grant money to fund the construction of the RMU Health Clinics, consisting of various pro bono specialty clinics dedicated to supporting low-income families and training the next generation of medical professionals.
The grant was awarded to local healthcare-related organizations to widen access to healthcare resources for community members and help fill the shortage of workers at hospitals in the area.
“This shovel-ready project will provide a single, convenient location that offers a broad variety of services to patients for one-stop healthcare,” said Richard P. Nielsen, PT, DHSc, ECS, RMU’s Founding President Emeritus. “We are grateful for the Utah County Commission’s decision to establish a public-private partnership to elevate people’s quality of life, provide easily accessible health-related services, and assist with the unmet needs for the health and wellbeing of Utah County residents, especially for the underserved, at-risk, and socioeconomically challenged populations.”
“We are beyond grateful to be the recipients of this grant,” said RMU President and CEO Cameron K. Martin. “These funds will be instrumental in the development of RMU’s Health Clinics and will provide us with additional means to make a profound and lasting impact on the lives of those in surrounding communities. It will also increase our capacity to train capable, well-equipped medical professionals. We are eager to see the fruits of this much-needed project.”
The RMU Health Clinics will operate under the RMU Foundation, the non-profit organization established by Rocky Mountain University. The health clinics will be built on RMU’s campus in Provo, Utah. The University currently provides physical therapy services through the Community Rehabilitation Clinic, speech-language pathology services through the Center for Communication Disorders, optometry services through the RMU Eye Institute, and counseling services through the counseling clinic.
Additional specialty clinic services to be offered at the RMU Health Clinics will include:
- Clinical Electrophysiology
- Occupational Therapy
For more information on RMU’s clinics, visit the clinics webpage.