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Grants: $80 Million For Health IT Workforce Training



Dr. David Blumenthal
Dr. David Blumenthal

November 24, 2009 By

Dr. David Blumenthal (pictured), HHS' national coordinator for health information technology, today announced plans to make available $80 million in ARRA grants to help develop and strengthen the health information technology workforce. The grants will include $70 million for six-month non-degree community college training programs for those experienced in health care or IT. Participating colleges will coordinate their efforts through five regional consortia. Another $10 million will help develop educational materials to support those programs. Information about grant applications will be available shortly.

 


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