NetWellness Receives Federal Funds and Celebrates Milestone
Published May 2003
UC, with partners Case Western Reserve University
(CWRU) and The Ohio State University (OSU), will receive $750,000 in
federal funding to support NetWellness (netwellness.org), the Internet
health resource founded at UC in 1995.
Funding was secured in the federal budget through the
leadership of Sen. George V. Voinovich (R-OH), Rep. Ralph Regula
(R-Navarre) and Rep. Dave Hobson (R-Springfield).
"The Internet provides widespread, anytime access to
information," said Voinovich. "Using this tool to help people become
more informed about their health can help people lead healthier
lifestyles, make better decisions, and learn where to turn when they
need more help. Ohio has been a leader in this area and I'm glad to
continue to support this important health outreach with these funds."
The use of the Internet as a medium for providing
information has propelled NetWellness' reach far beyond the boundaries
of Ohio. Funding first secured from the State of Ohio and the U.S.
Department of Commerce has aided NetWellness in its ability to cater to
diverse populations throughout the state as well as those with an
in-home Internet connection.