Two public health organizations in the South Central Region were among the awardees of grants designed to support the participation of state and local public health agencies in health information exchanges.
Funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the new program, InformationLinks, is designed to accelerate the innovative and effective use of information technology by state and local public health agencies. The grants of up to $100,000 were awarded to state and local health departments and public health institutes for 12-month projects. The grantee sites will work with health care providers to improve the use of regional data sharing networks or health information exchanges.
Grantees in the SCR:
City of Austin Health and Human Services Department, Austin, TX
Louisiana Public Health Institute, Baton Rouge, LA
For more information: Information Links