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 rural 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 rural 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.