The University of Utah’s West Valley Campus initiative is a new example of how a leading research institution can support and collaborate with communities for positive societal impact. And we want to help you identify opportunities and partnerships that can ensure a greater positive impact for West Valley and surrounding communities.
The U West Valley project, which began in 2021 with plans to build a world-class hospital and outpatient health center, has evolved to include an academic campus, workforce development programs, and economic development strategies – all designed to build on existing community assets and contribute to the well-being, prosperity, and vitality of the West Valley region. Please take a short survey and help the team identify opportunities and partnerships that can lead to a more positive impact on West Valley.
The success of this ambitious initiative depends on two critical components: cross-campus collaboration and community partnerships. Anna Carpenter, Senior Director of Presidential Initiatives, runs the cross-campus working group at U West Valley and says leaders across the University of Utah are embracing this entirely new model.
“Many of our healthcare and education leaders describe this as the most important work they will ever do in their careers, but for the project to be truly impactful, we need the ongoing input and support of our faculty, staff, and administrators,” says Carpenter, who also serves as a law professor in the United States. all over the campus.”
Strong community partnerships are also essential and form the cornerstone of the initiative. The U West Valley team builds on two decades of rich community work by University Neighborhood Partners to build a shared future with West Valley residents. With the help of the UNP, the team has already conducted more than 100 formal meetings with community members over the past year. The work has just begun.
“Our goals at U West Valley are bold and will require us to transform into a college campus and emerge in new and different ways with communities we have not traditionally served as well as we should,” said President Taylor Randall. “We combine the power of healthcare and education, the knowledge and assets of West Valley communities and a commitment to measuring and taking responsibility for results. Using these components, we can create an unprecedented and sustainable community impact.”
The main elements of the U West Valley initiative are:
- A hospital and outpatient health center providing world-class, culturally responsive care. Expected opening in summer 2024 with doors opening in 2027.
- New population health models designed to improve overall health outcomes.
- Campuses and academic programs that support students in their educational and career journeys.
- Workforce development, health sciences education and career paths with comprehensive support and services.
- Economic development strategies focused on building local prosperity and vitality.
- Innovative funding to scale up research-based interventions and increase investments in community research.
Work to advance health, increase educational opportunities, and measure impact has already begun – all in partnership with people and communities in the West Valley. Now is the time to get involved with the University of Utah community.
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