NN/LM PNR DRAGONFLY: Tribal Connections Awards for Web-based Health
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Fri Jan 29 11:05:27 PST 1999
The University of Washington has announced awards to 16 American Indian
and Alaska Native communities in the Pacific Northwest as part of the
Tribal Connections Project.
With funding from the National Library of Medicine, the Regional Medical
Library at the University of Washington is connecting 16 American Indian
and Alaska Native communities to the Internet. The aim is to improve
access to social and health resources, emphasizing HIV/AIDS information.
The Tribal Connections Project will
Work with American Indian/Alaska Native community leaders
in health care, social services, and computer systems.
Fund installation of network wiring, buy computer hardware, and pay
Provide training and user support to tribal agencies such as health
departments, schools, tribal colleges, clinics, environmental agencies,
and social service departments.
Help communities create their own Web sites in order to provide health
information to the entire community and to share with others.
An Advisory Panel with broad representation, including American
Indian/Alaska Native health professionals and experts in information and
communication technologies for American Indian communities, provides
guidance and oversight of the project.
Roy Sahali, Project Manager
Chholing Taha, American Indian Resources Librarian
Linda Milgrom, Project Librarian
Michael Boer, Regional Medical Library Systems Coordinator
Nancy Press, Regional Medical Library Acting Associate Director
Sherrilynne Fuller, Ph.D., Regional Medical Library Director and Principal
Fred Wood, Ph.D., Project Officer at the National Library of Medicine
Successful Applicant Communities:
Arctic Slope Native Association, Barrow
Norton Sound Health Corporation, Nome
South East Alaska Regional Health Consortium, Juneau
Toksook Bay (Yup'ik Eskimo), Toksook Bay
Nez Perce Tribe, Lapwai
Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, Harlem
Fort Peck Tribes, Poplar
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Pendleton
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Port Angeles
Lummi Indian Nation, Bellingham
Nisqually Indian Tribe, Olympia
Samish Indian Nation, Anacortes
Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe, Darrington
Spokane Tribe of Indians, Wellpinit
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, Arlington
Suquamish Indian Reservation, Suquamish
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