IBM announced its latest move to address public health challenges.
The company invited innovative proposals from civil, governmental and social sector organizations.
With its global corporate citizenship program, IBM aims to help communities surmount challenges that currently limit access to quality healthcare.
In connection with that, IBM will assist organizations in addressing social and environmental determinants of health, such as safe water and sanitation, stable housing, physical fitness, and nutrition.
Applications may be submitted to IBM starting today through April 20 by visiting www.ibmhealthcorps.org.
IBM will review all proposals and announce up to five winners later this year. The company will then deploy global teams of IBM’s top talent with health and technical expertise to winning communities, where they will analyze the local health challenge.
The IBM teams will recommend detailed solutions, which might include blueprints and strategies for organizational, programmatic, technological, and operational enhancements. The commercial value of each engagement is estimated at $500,000.