Profile on Knowledge Management and Access to Health Information in the Americas

Country Profiles

United States of America


 The country profiles in the field of Knowledge Management and Access to Health Information offer technical information about policies, programs, and official documents. These profiles provide statistics and metrics of scientific production in the main bibliographic databases, training and workshops carried out in a given period. They also provide information on how countries handle the exchange, use, production and management of health information and knowledge, including national institutional networks and the presence of the country in social networks. The data included in these profiles is from a permanent survey of the technical cooperation between the Pan American Health Organization and its Member States in the Region of the Americas.

Country/Territory Profiles on Knowledge Management and Information Access will be updated biannually
Last update: February 2021

Regional and Global - Mandates and Documents references

Strategic Plan of the Pan American Health Organization 2020-2025: OCM 21 - Data, information, knowledge, and evidence.

Sustainable Health Agenda for the Americas 2018-2030: A Call to Action for Health and Well-Being in the Region (SHAA2030) 

National Strategies, Policies, National Programs and Other Normative Documents

NIH Public Access Policy Details

Open Access/Open Science Initiatives

Open Government –

Scientific Production

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

H Index – General: 2386
H Index – Medicine: 1599
Journals (medicine and related topics) in 2019: 2062


LILACS Database

Journals indexed: 1
Cooperative Network in the country/territory: 4

In perspective: LILACS Metrics

Contributions to LILACS (2020)

Contributions to LILACS (1985-2020)

Access to Scientific Literature in Health

Research4Life – Hinari Program

Not eligible

Cochrane Library


National Platform(s) / Consortium(s)


Information and Knowledge Networks

PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers: 76

Collaborating Centers of PAHO/WHO in Knowledge Management: N/A

Health Library Networks


HIFA (Healthcare Information for All Forum)

HIFA-English – 11,644 members representing 183 countries and territories

HIFA-Spanish – 538 members representing 33 countries and territories

HIFA-Portuguese – 2,207 members representing 35 countries and territories

HIFA-French – 450 members representing 33 countries and territories

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Development Index (IDI)

Based on the International Telecommunication Unit (ITU) 2017 Report

Global Rank 2017

16th position

Americas Rank 2017

1st position


Percentage of households with computer


Percentage of households with Internet access

PAHO/WHO Social Media

PAHO/WHO located in the country

PAHO/WHO Headquarters

Windows of Knowledge SHAA2030

Monitoring of scientific and technical production related to the Sustainable Health Agenda for the Americas 2030  (SHAA2030)

Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública / Pan American Journal of Public Health (RPSP/PAJPH)

Manuscritos publicados en el 2020 por idioma y también por afiliación de autor (no incluyendo eventuales traducciones a un según idioma).

Papers published in 2020 per language and per author’s affiliation (not including eventual translations into a second language).

  • English 46.6% 46.6%
  • Español 36.80% 36.80%
  • Português 16.5% 16.5%
  • United States of America (6 papers)
  • Total 2020 (163 papers)