Healthcare IT News September 22, 2021
Selected institutions will use the money to develop curricula, recruit participants and assist in public health career placements.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT this week awarded $73 million as part of its Public Health Informatics and Technology Workforce Development Program.
Funded by the American Rescue Plan, the PHIT Workforce Program aims to build up the U.S. public health IT workforce, especially among members of currently underrepresented groups.
“We’re excited to hit the ground running to develop a continuous pipeline of diverse public health information technology professionals,” said National Coordinator Micky Tripathi in a statement.
“It’s critical that we quickly identify and educate individuals from diverse backgrounds in public health, informatics and data science...