Express Outreach Award 2009: Improving Access to Health Info in the US-API: A Pilot Digital Library
This proposal seeks NN/LM PSR support to undertake a systematic collaborative process for the development of a health digital library which will result in the aggregation of health and medical... digital content in the US-affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI). Access to reliable health information is essential to making informed and effective decisions by Departments/Ministries of Health (MOHs), healthcare practitioners, and educators for the benefit of their respective populations. However, access remains an ongoing challenge in the USAPI as the grey literature developed in the region is not generally indexed in standard resources, such as PubMed, and thus remains elusive. Information relevant to the island region is necessary to complement the standard refereed journal literature and enhance the capacity of the MOHs to serve the region?s growing and aging population.