Health informatics partnership announcement receives widespread news coverage

January 29, 2018

The Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) and United Health Foundation have launched and exciting new partnership to help increase diversity in the health informatics field. A three-year, $1.6 million grant from United Health Foundation  will create “Project ENABLE,” the Extensible Network-Accessible Biomedical & Health Informatics Lifelong Learning Environment.

The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is a lead partner in CHIP, a multidisciplinary program that draws faculty and expertise several academic units at UNC. SILS Dean Gary Marchionini joined UNC Chancellor Carol Folt, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, and UnitedHealth CEO Dave Wichmann to announce Project ENABLE on January 23.

The event received coverage from all the local television stations, as well as other news outlets.

WTVD - Jan. 23, 2018 Project Enable helps HBCU students train for medical careers at UNC. University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt is bullish about providing opportunities for students seeking careers in medicine. "We need to make sure we're bringing everybody into what is the most important developing industry in the future, " she said during the announcement of Project Enable, or Extensible Network-Accessible Biomedical and Health Informatics Life Learning Environment.

Daily Tar Heel - Jan. 23, 2018 Carol Folt and Roy Cooper announce partnership with United Health Foundation. United Health Foundation announced Tuesday it will begin a $1.6 million, three-year partnership with UNC to launch a new health care technology workforce training and education program through the Carolina Health Informatics Program. UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt, Gov. Roy Cooper, and UnitedHealth Group CEO David Wichmann were all in attendance.

WNCN - Jan. 23, 2018 UNC announces new $1.6M partnership aimed at diversifying health informatics field The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced Tuesday morning an effort to diversify the health informatics field at UNC. The university and United Health Foundation launched a new $1.6 million partnership. It will aim to train and diversify health data experts through “Project ENABLE.” It’s a three-year grant.

WNCN - UNC-Chapel Hill is launching a new program to get more minority students in the field of health informatics. The school is partnering with United Health Foundation for a $1.6M grant. The three-year deal will create Project ENABLE.

Spectrum/News 14 - Jan. 23, 2018 Gov. Roy Cooper will be in Chapel Hill today to announce a new partnership between Carolina and United Health. The partnership will be centered around health care workforce training and education.

Spectrum/News 14 – Jan. 23, 2018 UNC-Chapel Hill and the United Health Foundation join forces to launch a new partnership to train and diversify the next generation of health experts. The program was revealed this morning on campus and it has far reaching influences.

WRAL - Jan. 23, 2018 UNC-Chapel Hill and United Health Foundation are working together to train the next generation of health data experts.

WUNC-FM - Jan. 23, 2018 UNC-Chapel Hill is using a $1.6 million grant to expand a health care data analytics program. The school says it is partnering with the United health Foundation to train students who don't have access to health Informatics classes.