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All of Us Health Literacy Outreach Award: Healthy Aging for a Healthy Alaska

The goals of the project are to strengthen community engagement, increase awareness of NLM services and the All of Us Research Program (All of Us), and highlight the library as a primary source of reliable information. Programming will include the Memory Café, a free, two-hour library program for older adults who are experiencing early onset Alzheimer's or dementia and their care partners, family, and friends. For learning and engagement, Juneau Public Libraries (JPL) will design Memory Kits, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska. The kits include various materials, such as DVDs, CDs, books, memory cards, and tactile materials (such as puzzles) and provide a way for friends and families to interact with their loved one(s) who have dementia. These kits will be added to the library catalog, and will be available to 99% of Alaskan residents, including Alaskans who live remotely through our Alaska Mail Services program. JPL will also provide education and training for library staff and the public, including an information session for caregivers, and sessions at the Alaska Health Fair, and the joint AkLA/PNLA Conference to be held in Juneau in 2020. These trainings will cover Medline Plus, Genetics Home Reference, information about All of Us, and other health related library resources available to the public.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
Alaska Natives
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
General public
Library or information professional
Project Lead:
Kate Enge
Funding Source: 
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
Funding Amount: 
Funding Period:
Oct 1, 2019 to Sep 30, 2020
Project Status:
In Progress