The NRCNAA creates and disseminates the Native Aging Visions newsletter, which provides information on current aging issues and activities of the Center. We are always looking for articles from Native elders regarding health and social programs, ideas or special people in your community.
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The publication is disseminated to over 3,500 Native elders, aging organizations tribes (including pueblos and Rancherias), villages, homelands, and others interested.
Fact Sheets are produced and distributed with the Native Aging Visions. They include analysis of the national data from the Identifying our Needs: A Survey of Elders to point report the trends and offer recommendations.
Fall Incidents and Native American Elderly, March 2012
Presents the results of Identifying Our Needs: A Survey of Elders that was conducted between 2008 and 2011, by tribal members for over 300 American Indian tribes, Alaskan villages, and Hawaiian homesteads throughout Indian Country.
Arthritis in American Indian and Alaska Native Elders, Summer 2006
Arthritis affects 43 million U.S adults (one in five), making it one of the most prevalent diseases (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006). As the population ages, this number will increase dramatically.
The Elders’ Obesity Challenge, Fall 2005
Obesity is an increasingly prominent threat to good health among all Americans, contributing to an estimated 400,000 deaths annually and costing about $122.9 billion, a figure that is comparable to the economic costs of cigarette smoking.
Informal Caregivers: Challenges in Providing Care, Spring 2004
Family caregiving is experiencing significant growth as the U.S. population ages. Care is also shifting away from institutions to home and community based care. Family-based
care is an important component in the array of services available to the aged.
Healthcare Needs of North Dakota American Indian Veterans, March 31 2008
Offers highlights from a survey of three tribes in North Dakota regarding healthcare needs of North Dakota American Indian Veterans. Data includes demographics, health status, behavioral risk factors, preventative care, access, and use of services, Veterans Administration (VA) care, and Indian health service care.
National Family Caregiver Support Program: North Dakota's American Indian Caregivers, June 2003
This report contains the American Indian Caregivers from five reservations in North Dakota as part of the National Family Caregivers Support Program. The report parallels data
collected on the general population and uses the statewide survey as a benchmark. Both informal and grandparent caregivers are analyzed describing their characteristics, access to, attitudes toward and use of services in an effort to define avenues that will improve the quality of family
Long Term Care Toolkit Project, September 2002
The purpose of the tool kit was to describe the full array of home, community based, and institutional long term care to assist American Indian and Alaskan Native groups with planning, developing, and implementing their long term care services.