A Look at the First IBM Health Corps Grant Recipients

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2016-09-13

IBM Health Corps awarded five grants to organizations to help address critical issues, such as chemotherapy, mosquito-borne diseases, radiology and population health. The corporate citizenship program, launched in April, brings IBM's top talent and cognitive technologies to help communities address challenges, such as primary care gaps, health worker shortages and access to safe water and nutritious food. The global pro bono program is aimed at overcoming health disparities by partnering with health organizations and tapping into IBM's capabilities in data analytics, cognitive and cloud computing, mobile app development, the internet of things, weather and health consulting. With these five grants, IBM is providing $2.5 million worth of public health-related pro bono consulting around the world over the next six months. IBM has completed three pilot Health Corps engagements, which provided proofs of concept for the effectiveness of such projects. One of these efforts was with Unity Health Care in Washington, D.C., a federally qualified health center that provides health care to more than 100,000 residents in underserved neighborhoods. Here's a look at the inaugural IBM Health Corps grant recipients.


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