Native Americans have historically faced greater health
disparities than almost any other population in the
United States. The Center for Rural Health works with
tribal communities to help improve health outcomes and
wellbeing for American Indians.
What We Can Do for You
Related to Native Americans, we provide:
Our Native American programs have a predominantly
indigenous staff with expertise in Native geriatrics,
elder abuse, mental health, suicide prevention, health
disparities, community-based participatory research and
tribal participatory research, resiliency, health and
wellness. We have worked with 234 of the 560 federally
Jacque Gray, PhD -
Most Recent Publications
- Native Aging Visions, Spring 2013
National Resource Center on Native American Aging,
Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
- Elder Abuse in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
This fact sheet summarizes the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native elders that would utilize elder programs that could assist in preventing elder abuse. In addition, the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native elders that would take advantage of caregiver, financial assistance, legal assistance, personal care, and transportation programs if they were offered by their respective tribes.
- Seven Generations Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health,
- Cultural Adaptation for Therapy With American Indians and Alaska Natives
Gray, J., & Rose, W.,
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, Volume 40,
Because of the paucity of research on evidence-based treatments with American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) clients, this article addresses barriers to that research and how to adapt treatment to make it more culturally appropriate and acceptable to AI/AN clients so they might benefit from and
remain in treatment.
- Fall Incidents and Native American Elderly
Gray, J., & Schlafmann, S.,
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.
Complete List of Publications
Most Recent Presentations
- Three Sisters Garden: Growing into a Native American Center of Excellence
Presented by Gray, J. on May 22 2013
at the Central Region IDeA Conference, Kansas City, MO
- Identifying Our Needs: A Survey of Elders
Presented by Carter, P., Davis, J., & Gray, J. on Sep 14 2012
at the 19th Biennial National Indian Council on Aging Conference, Albuquerque, NM
- Fundamentals of Grant Writing - You Want Me to Write a Grant?
Presented by Gibbens, B. on Apr 20 2012
at the UNDIA Time Out/WACIPI, Grand Forks, North Dakota
The event was co-sponsored by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging, of the UND Center for Rural Health. Approximately 40 people attended this workshop that was targeted to first time or novice grant writers.
- WELL-Balanced - Let's Get Moving: Ideas for Engaging Your Community to be More Active
Presented by Davis, J. on Mar 13 2012
at the AAIP Fostering Sustainable Strategies to Create Healthy, Active Native Communities Conference, San Diego, CA
- Native American Elder Abuse
Presented by Davis, J. on Sep 10 2011
at the 16th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, San Diego, CA
Poster presentation by Jacob Davis on behalf of the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
Complete List of Presentations