Thought Leadership

The OHRP works with both on-campus and industry partners to develop proposals for funding and supports the implementation of health-science related projects. If you are interested in partnering with us to develop a proposal and/or implement a collaborative project, please reach out to us.

Project Development and Implementation

We have worked with several different partners to successfully develop a variety of different types of health research projects. We have extensive experience with all types of grant proposals (i.e., local, state, federal), designing projects of all sizes, and project implementation and management.

Montana Collaborative, Technology-enabled, Family-centered Care and Care Coordination Project

Missoula College LPN-to-RN Bridge Project

UM Community Health Worker Training Project

Future at Work-Medical Assisting Program

Missoula College is dedicated to education, workforce development, and meeting community health needs. The shortage of medical assistants is widespread in Montana. This grant award would allow us to offer a Certified Clinical Medical Assisting credential to high school students in their Senior year. Upon graduation from high school participants will sit for national certification and earn a Certificate of Technical Studies in Clinical Medical Assisting from the University of Montana. This will expand high school student options as they can continue their education through stackable credentials and degrees.

Future at Work-Health Science Pathway

Missoula College is dedicated to education, workforce development, and meeting community health needs. The shortage of healthcare providers is widespread in Montana. This grant award would allow us to expand upon the work started with the Future at Work 2022-2023 funding. This funding would allow for the creation of a more streamlined approach to health profession education from the high school through the post-secondary level. This will be achieved by focusing on the development of pre-apprenticeship programs at the high school level that includes the Missoula College Health Essentials Micro-credential, prior learning assessments for those that completed the Bitterroot College CNA training program, and apprenticeship programs in Medical Assisting and Licensed Practical Nursing. This will expand high school students' and adult learners' options as they can continue their education through stackable credentials and degrees.