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What is the purpose of the Curriculum Development Centers program?

What is the purpose of the Curriculum Development Centers program?

The purpose of this program is to provide $10 million in federal funds to five domestic institutions of higher education (or consortia thereof) to support health information technology (health IT) curriculum development. One of the institutions also serves as the National Training and Dissemination Center for the program. The materials developed under this program are targeted to enhance programs of workforce training primarily at the community college level. They are used by the member colleges of the five regional community college consortia funded under the Community College Consortia to Educate Information Technology Professionals in Health Care program. The curricula developed are being made available to institutions of higher education across the country with the second release of the curriculum components in the summer of 2011.