Targeting the Displaced Marshallese Community Living in Arkansas to Increase Awareness of NLM's Health Information Resources

This project will increase awareness of authoritative health and science resources from the National Library of Medicine for the Marshallese population in Arkansas and health professionals who provide health services to the Marshallese. It will fund three desktop computers and three printers, classes for health workers who are community members and capable to communicating their training to the Marshallese community at large, health fairs, educational materials, and necessary travel.The UAMS Outreach team will be working with PearlMcElfish, PhD,MBA and Nia Aitaoto, PhD, co-directors of the Center for Pacific Islander Health, for education and onsite activities. They have a history with the community and have been working closely with them.

Project Details

Organization Name

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - Library

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


Start Date
September 19, 2016
End Date
April 30, 2017
Funding Amount
General Public
Public Health Professional
Other Pacific Islanders