Addressing Indigenous Health
Native Americans have historically faced greater health disparities than almost any other population in the United States. The Center for Rural Health (CRH) works with tribal communities to help improve health outcomes and well-being for American Indians.
What We Can Do for You
Related to Native Americans, we provide:
- Two national programs focused on Native American elder issues: the National Resource Center on Native American Aging program and the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative program.
- Culturally appropriate programs and information with our Wise Elders Living Longer (WELL) Balanced program and publications such as the Native Aging Visions newsletter
- Learning opportunities related to Indian Country such as our grant writing workshops and the American Indian Health Research Conference
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.
Jacque Gray, PhD
Associate Director, CRH
Program Director, National Resource Center on Native American Aging
- American Indian Health Research Conference
- Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA)
- National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
- National Resource Center on Native American Aging
- Native Aging in Place Project
- North Dakota Rural Community-Based Palliative Care
- Primary Care Office