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Elder's Health

Arthritis

Arthritis in American Indian and Alaska Native Elders

NRCNAA/University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health

(PDF, 54 KB)

Cancer

Cancer Screening Practices Among American Indian and Alaska Native Elders

NRCNAA/University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health

(PDF, 50 KB)

Native American Elders Diagnosed with Cancer

Native American Cancer Research

Access to Quality Care (PDF, 1.13 MB)
Decisions, Coping and Communication (PDF, 1.4 MB)
What Is This All About? (PDF, 861 KB)
Transportation and Financial Resources (PDF, 1.65 KB) 
Spirituality (PDF, 1.16 MB)

Diabetes

Diabetes Education

National Indian Council on Aging

Elder Abuse

Tribal Resources on Elder Abuse

National Center on Elder Abuse

Exercise

Well-Balanced

Wise Elders Living Longer

WELL-Balanced (Wise Elders Living Longer) is a health promotion program designed to be carried out by volunteer coaches. It provides community support for Native elders with diabetes, arthritis, and hypertension, as well as helping elders reduce their risk of falling.

General Health Information on Native American Elder's Health

NativeWeb Health and Elder Resources

NativeWeb

Research and Education Tools

Barriers and Facilitators to Walking and Physical Activity Among American Indian Elders

Sawchuk CN, Russo JE, Bogart A, Charles S, Goldberg J, Forquera R, et al. Prev Chronic Dis 2011;8(3).

Physical inactivity is common among older American Indians. Several barriers impede the establishment and maintenance of routine exercise. We examined personal and built-environment barriers and facilitators to walking and physical activity and their relationship with health-related quality of life in American Indian elders. Published in 2011.

Center on Native Elder Health Disparities (CNEHD)

University of Colorado School of Public Health

Health and Health Care of American Indian and Alaska Native Elders

Stanford Geriatric Education Center at Stanford University

This module is designed to provide information to increase the health care provider′s awareness of specific cultural, racial, ethnic, and tribal influences on health and health care of the older American Indian and Alaska Native. World view, life experiences, and the cultural context in which today′s American Indian elderly live is described as it relates to health care.

National Resource Center for Native American Aging (NRCNAA)

University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health

Native Elder Research Center

University of Colorado School of Public Health

Organizations and Programs

National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA)

Services for Native Americans (OAA Title VI)

Administration on Aging, DHHS

General Health Information on Older Adult's Health

Growing Stronger - Strength Training for Older Adults

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS

(PDF, 515 KB)

Senior's Health in MedlinePlus

National Library of Medicine

Seniors in MedlinePlus

National Library of Medicine