HHS Announces Plans to Make $80 Million Available to Support Health IT Workforce

The Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program provides funding to communities to build and strengthen their health information technology (health IT) infrastructure and exchange capabilities to demonstrate the vision of meaningful health IT. The Curriculum Development Centers will provide $10 million in grants to institutions of higher education (or consortia thereof) to support health information technology (health IT) curriculum development. Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Technology Professionals seeks to rapidly create health IT education and training programs at Community Colleges or expand existing programs.  Community colleges funded under this initiative will establish intensive, non-degree training programs that can be completed in six months or less. Visit the new Supporting the Health IT Workforce from the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community, which includes several up to date links on: Grants & Programs from federal agencies and Competencies & Skills Sets from the TIGER Initiative and HIMSS.