As the population over the age of 65 continues to grow, both in the state and nationally, the Center for Rural Health works to address issues of aging in rural and tribal communities. Our staff:
- Work to ensure access to healthcare and support services in communities.
- Research the availability of services for aging populations.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of innovative services for individuals with dementia.
- Provide culturally appropriate information and training to assist in the prevention of elder abuse and increase quality of life for elders in tribal communities.
The Center for Rural Health’s Rural Health Information Hub lists additional rural aging information and resources.
Collette Adamsen, MPA - Project Coordinator
Most Recent Publications
Trauma Caused by Injury or Abuse in Late Life: Experiences, Impacts, and the Federal Response
Discussion paper identifying resources that work to prevent injury and abuse in elders and help those who have experienced these tragedies deal with their ramifications.Author(s): Iyengar, V., Link, G., Beatty, P., Boel, M., Crockett, C., DiCocco, C., Fink, D., Gray, J., LaCounte, C., Miller, A., Phillippi, M., Skowronski, S., Twomey, M., Williams, T.
Publication: National Academy of Medicine
Date: January 2019
Type: Journal Article
Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Communities: Age, Income, and Health Status
While studies discuss the implications of income or age on health-seeking behavior, health status, access, or utilization of care, it is imperative to recognize what this means for older and lower-income rural communities. This recap identifies rural disparities in age, health status, and income.Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: November 2018
Type: Fact Sheet
Participation in Cultural Traditions Promotes Happiness and Peacefulness Among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders
This article examines the relationship between participation in cultural practices and emotional health among American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian (AI/AN/NH) elders.Author(s): Herting, A., Adamsen, C.
Date: September 2018
Type: Fact Sheet
Standardized Dental Screening for New Nursing Home Residents: A Promising Practice Guide
This guide provides a template for nursing home administrators and dental professionals to help ensure all nursing home residents, upon admission, have dental screenings done by dental professionals.Author(s): Schroeder, S., Fix, N.
Date: April 2018
Education, Income, and Employment and Prevalence of Chronic Disease Among American Indian/Alaska Native Elders
Chronic disease studies have omitted analyses of the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population, relied on small samples of AI/ANs, or focused on a single disease among AI/ANs. We measured the influence of income, employment status, and education level on the prevalence of chronic disease among 14,632 AI/AN elders. This article has also been included in a special collection for Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy titled, "PCD Collection: Eliminating Health Disparities: A Collection of Papers Dedicated to the Life and Work of Dr. Timothy Cunningham."Author(s): Adamsen, C., Schroeder, S., LeMire, S., Carter, P.
Publication: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15(E37)
Date: March 2018
Type: Journal Article
Most Recent Presentations
- Data Use and Development
Presented by Adamsen, C., Hudgins, K. on Aug 15, 2018 at the 2018 National Title VI Training and Technical Assistance Conference, Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C
- Challenges and Solutions to Accessing Data that Benefits Tribal Communities
Presented by Adamsen, C., Ward, C. on Jul 30, 2018 at the n4a 43rd Annual Conference & Tradeshow, Chicago, Illinois
- Underserved Populations: Urban American Indians and Alaska Native Elders
Presented by Adamsen, C. on Jun 26, 2018 at the 2018 National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) Annual Leadership Conference, Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Virginia
- Data Use and Development - Identifying Our Needs: A Survey of Elders
Presented by Adamsen, C. on Jun 14, 2018 at the Title VI Tulsa Oklahoma Cluster Training, Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Community Needs Assessment - Data for Action
Presented by Adamsen, C. on Jun 05, 2018 at the National Congress of American Indians 2018 Med-Year Conference & Marketplace, Kansas City, Missouri