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About Alaska Medication Education

Most Americans don’t their medicine correctly, which is a serious problem nationwide.

We created Alaska Medication Education to help you protect your health and independence. Alaska Med Ed talks about common problems taking medicines, and ways to solve them.

There are two parts to Alaska Medication Education: this website and a class. We invite you to browse through the site, and take the class.

You can take the class online on your own, or in person with a volunteer presenter. The class is designed to last about an hour or hour and a half when presented in a group. Working on your own may take less time.

If you or someone you know would like to present the class in your community, or if you’d like to learn if someone in your area is offering a class, please email

If the class doesn’t appeal to you, ask your pharmacist or prescribing health provider about how you can make sure you’re taking your medicines correctly.

It doesn’t matter how you get the information — the important thing is to address any challenges you have taking your medicines as prescribed.

Please email us if you have questions or suggestions. — Alaska Dept. of Health & Social Services


Link to Med Ed home page. 

Use this link to send an email to:

This program was designed to meet the federal requirement that U.S. Administration on Aging grantees — including the state of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Senior & Disabilities Services — inform citizens about the health risks of not taking medicine correctly.