Survey of Primary Care Providers in Alaska (1996)

John M. Booker, PhD
Christy Garrett, BA


The delivery of primary health care in Alaska confronts many challenges. Limitations on access to primary care may result from financial barriers, too few providers, cultural and social differences, and problems of transportation. Approximately 35% of Alaska's geographic area has inadequate primary care access.


In 1996, ICHS provided a descriptive analysis of primary care providers in Alaska to help identify and determine the degree of underserved or primary care shortage areas in the state.


A final report can be obtained through the UAA Consortium Library or ICHS.