Community College Consortia
About the Program
To help meet the growing demand for health IT professionals, ONC funded the Workforce Development Program. The program’s goal was to train a new workforce of skilled health IT professionals to help providers implement EHRs and achieve Meaningful Use.
The Community College Consortia Program included five regional consortia – Regions A,B,C,D, and E – comprised of 82 member community colleges representing all 50 states.
*Note: participating colleges in region A's consortia are no longer receiving grant funds due to the end of the two year grant funding period. Colleges are still continuing their health IT academic programs.
The programs were designed for professionals with an IT or health care background and focus on training students for the following professional roles:
- Practice workflow and information management redesign specialists
- Clinician/practitioner consultants
- Implementation support specialists
- Implementation managers
- Technical/software support
The Community College Consortia Program graduated high-caliber health information technology professionals interested in supporting the growing and evolving health IT industry.
Learn about the exceptional students enrolled in our member colleges and how you can recruit them by visiting each Region's web pages: A,B,C,D, and E. Also be sure to check out the student testimonials [PDF - 235 KB].