Contacts - Get Help!
Assistance Comes in Many Forms
There are resources available if you are having difficulty with the
InstantAtlas presentation or have questions concerning health information.
Contact the Application Developers
If you require immediate assistance or have comments concerning the
applications, you may contact the responsible developer.
- InstantAtlas: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance
- Charles J. Utermohle, PhD
- 3601 "C" Street, Suite 722
- Anchorage, AK 99503
- PH: (907) 269-8030
- Email: Charles.Utermohle@alaska.gov
InstantAtlas: HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Samuel Senft
- 3601 "C" Street, Suite 540
- Anchorage, Alaska 99503
- PH: (907) 269-8058
- Email: Samuel.Senft@Alaska.gov
The Informed Alaskans initiative is dedicated to providing unrestricted
public access to health information on the web. Our first goal is to provide
health information in both graphical and text formats. For example, the HTML
Profiles should be compatible with assistive technology. The ability to
download datafiles in Excel is another option. If you are still experiencing
problems in accessing the information that you desire, there are people
available to assist you in either using the available applications or providing
the information desire in alternative formats.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is committed to
providing content that is accessible and usable to those accessing our
information and services online. We continually work to improve our practices
in the production and maintenance of online content. If you discover that you
have difficulty accessing or using our information or services, please let us
know so we can better accommodate your needs. Your input will assist us in
improving the browsing experience for all those visiting the department’s
Included in the contacts are links to the departmental and state ADA
A user guide is available that
describes the different components used in the Alaskan InstantAtlas
presentations. It is intentially brief and will be expanded to meet the
recurring needs identified by users. For detailed information on InstantAtlas,
the developer's "How to use" document listing all of
the capabilities is also included. This latter document by GeoWise may include
items not currently implemented in the Alaskan presentations.
In a hurry, GeoWise has some excellent introductions to InstantAtlas on
YouTube. The full list of instructional video can be found on InstantAtlas's YouTube
Channel. The following instructional videos are organized by template.
Subject Matter Experts:
If you do not find the health information that you desire or require
additional clarification, subject matter experts are available for assistance.
These are the individuals who developed the Informed Alaskans applications and
the data stewards who manage the health information.