Starting in November 1966, Medical Pathfinders, a non-profit organization that helped seriously ill Alaskans to navigate their way through the health care system, worked towards establishing a state-of-the-art research and communications system.
With the grant from RWJF, Medical Pathfinders sought to provide patients with personalized medical information about their condition and the resources available.
The organization was handicapped by the death in 1997 of its founder, inspirational force and major fundraiser, Kimberly Price. Unable to raise sufficient funds to continue the service, it suspended operations shortly after the grant period ended in March 2001.
During the grant period, Medical Pathfinders: