What is the role of each Consortium?

The lead awardee of each funded Consortium, as the recipient of the cooperative agreement, is responsible for:

  • Establishing the Consortium
  • Organizing and managing the Consortium
  • Issuing and administering sub-awards to member institutions
  • Serving as a custodian of federal funds
  • Reviewing educational materials
  • Reporting progress and evaluating the program
  • Representing the Consortium in the National Coordination Committee

The specific responsibilities of the community college members in the Consortia include but are not limited to:

  • Identifying faculty and developing local capacity to administer the program
  • Partnering with local health care entities, such as health care provider groups, EHR vendors, or other organizations that are interested in providing internships and job placement to students and graduates
  • Recruiting qualified students to the program
  • Providing appropriate training, using the nationally-developed educational materials as a resource
  • Assisting students in finding jobs that take advantage of their new skills
  • Evaluating student progress to inform future course modifications
  • Providing certificates, or equivalent, to students who successfully complete the program
  • Participating with other Consortium member community colleges in Consortium activities
  • Collaborating with other ONC programs such as the Regional Extension Centers and State Health Information Exchange Programs
Content last reviewed on January 15, 2013
Was this page helpful?