Information Resources for Alaska's Healthcare Providers and Consumers: Outreach in the Last Frontier

The primary goal of this Alaska Medical Library project is to improve the quality of life and health for citizens of Alaska by providing information outreach services to the healthcare workforce, especially in 95 areas, over a five-year period from May 2016 through April 2021. Additionally, AML hopes to expand outreach to include public schools and public libraries to teach and promote health literacy in the communities we visit. Outcomes: Healthcare providers in 95 Alaska will 1 be able to access electronic resources and services of the National Library of Medicine NLM and the Alaska Medical Library AML, 2 be able to identify appropriate resources to meet their health information needs, and 3 know how to contact AML for health information issues and needs. For health literacy outreach at libraries and schools, participating community members will be able to identify reliable and appropriate health information sources to meet their needs.

Project Details

Organization Name

University of Alaska Anchorage Medical Library

Organization Type
Academic institution
All of Us
Health sciences library
Project Lead


Start Date
May 1, 2016
End Date
April 30, 2017
Funding Amount
Library or Information Professional
Public Health Professional
Alaska Natives
American Indians