$15.3M From The Duke Endowment Advances Health Information Technology Sharing in NC, SC

A $15.3 million grant from the Duke Endowment to Health Sciences South Carolina will fuel the nation’s first dual-state health collaborative in North Carolina and South Carolina, aimed at tackling the common health issues faced by many American communities.

South Carolina and North Carolina have many things in common: southern heritage, a love of good food and family, beautiful beaches and mountains. The two states also share burdensome health issues like unacceptably high rates of diabetes, stroke, obesity, heart disease, and health disparities.

Today, the Carolinas have a new commonality: a first-in-the-nation, dual state health collaborative made possible by a $15.3 million grant to Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC) awarded by The Duke Endowment, a private foundation based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“Three of the major research universities and health systems in North Carolina will now partner with those in South Carolina to share information, methods, tools, opportunities and expertise with the goal of improving health and healthcare for the populations of those states and beyond.”

— Iain Sanderson, BM, BCh, Vice Dean of Research Informatics, Duke School of Medicine

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