To help address the growing need for a larger and more diverse workforce of health care data analysts, technologists and experts, UNC-Chapel Hill and United Health Foundation are expanding access to health care data and informatics educational and professional development resources through the University’s Carolina Health Informatics Program.

A three-year, $1.6 million grant from United Health Foundation to UNC-Chapel Hill will create “Project ENABLE,” the Extensible Network-Accessible Biomedical & Health Informatics Lifelong Learning Environment. The initiative will deliver high-quality biomedical and health informatics training – both online and in person – to people who currently lack access to training. It will focus on minority undergraduate students considering health informatics careers, as well as working professionals needing to advance their health informatics skills.

“We want to make these great opportunities available to talented people from all backgrounds,” Chancellor Carol L. Folt said Tuesday as she announced the partnership at a news conference at Wilson Library. Gov. Roy Cooper and UnitedHealth Group CEO David S. Wichmann joined Folt to introduce the program.

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