Native Americans

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

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Our Expertise

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 recognized tribes.

Key Contact

Jacque Gray, PhD - Associate Director

Most Recent Publications

  • Oral Health in Native American Elderly
    Hall, S., Stensland, P., Morin-Carter, P. August 2014
    The National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) has released a fact sheet using nationwide data from “Identifying our Needs: A Survey of Elders.” Includes information on dental work needed and overall oral health indicators.
  • Testimony to the Indian Health Services Appropriations
    Gray, J. April 2014
    Dr. Gray provided testimony on behalf of the Friends of Indian Health to the subcommittee on interior, environment, and related agencies.
  • Native Aging Visions, Spring 2013
    National Resource Center on Native American Aging May 2013
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
  • Elder Abuse in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
    Davis, J. May 2013
    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 January 2013

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