Native Americans Publications

  • Native Aging Visions, Summer 2017
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: July 2017
    Type: Newsletter
  • Aging in Place
    A new initiative is building capacity for Native American elders to live at home longer. The Native Aging in Place Project (NAPP) provides resources and training for caregivers to help their family members stay in their homes as they age.
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 42(1), 20-21
    Date: March 2017
    Type: Magazine
  • American Indian and Alaska Native Health
    Policy paper identifying and discussing the adverse health conditions affecting the health status of American Indian and Alaska Native populations, and offers policy recommendations to address these issues.
    Author(s): Frizzell, L., Spencer, K.
    Date: February 2016
    Type: Other
  • American Indian Health Research Conference
    North Dakota Medicine, Volume 40, Issue 4. The annual AIHRC provides a forum for culturally appropriate research.
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Date: December 2015
    Type: Magazine
  • Assessment of Anxiety Among Northern Plains Indians
    Article examines the reliability and validity of the Beck Anxiety Inventory by comparing scores among three different diagnostic categories.
    Author(s): Gray, J., McCullagh, J., Petros, T.
    Publication: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
    Date: November 2015
    Type: Journal Article
  • Healthcare Coverage by Age for American Indian/Alaska Native Elders
    The National Resource Center on Native American Aging has released a fact sheet using nationwide data from “Identifying our Needs: A Survey of Elders.” Includes information on healthcare coverage sorted by age among American Indian and Alaska Native Elders.
    Author(s): Adamsen, C.
    Date: November 2015
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Native Aging Visions, Fall 2015
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: November 2015
    Type: Newsletter
  • Contributing Factors to American Indian/Alaskan Native Elders’ Quality of Life
    A study on the factors that contribute to American Indian and Alaskan Native Elders' quality of life.
    Author(s): Lyons, L., Wheeler, M., Gray, J., Bluehouse, R., Morgan, R.
    Date: August 2015
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Identity Theft Among American Indian and Alaskan Native Elders
    Fact sheet on NIEJI's findings regarding identity theft among American Indian and Alaskan Native Elders.
    Author(s): Riley, D., Wheeler, M., Gray, J., Bluehouse, R., Morgan, R.
    Date: July 2015
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Technology Use among American Indian/Alaskan Native Elders
    Findings from research on technology use among American Indian and Alaskan Native elders.
    Author(s): Azure, W., Wheeler, M., Gray, J., Bluehouse, R., Morgan, R.
    Date: July 2015
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Food Security, Depression and Quality of Life in Northern Plains Indians
    Article presents a research program designed with the objective of exploring the relationships between health disparities, high levels of poverty, and food insecurity in Native American and Alaskan Native communities.
    Author(s): Gray, J.S., Gonzaga, K., Penland, J.G., Lukaski, H., and Stensland, P.
    Publication: Journal of Indigenous Research, 4(2015), Article 3
    Date: June 2015
    Type: Journal Article
  • American Indians FAQs
    This document answers frequently asked questions about American Indian culture, tribes, reservations, and sovereignty.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging, Seven Generations Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health, National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiation
    Date: May 2015
    Type: Resource
  • Native Aging Visions, Summer 2015
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: May 2015
    Type: Newsletter
  • Native Aging Visions, Winter 2015
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: January 2015
    Type: Newsletter
  • NRCNAA Celebrates 20 Years Helping Native Elders
    North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 39, Issue 4. Native American elders have many of the same needs as other elder populations, and the idea behind the program was to be able to provide a way to identify specific needs within communities.
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Date: December 2014
    Type: Magazine
  • Oral Health in Native American Elderly
    The National Resource Center on Native American Aging 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.
    Author(s): Hall, S., Stensland, P., Morin-Carter, P.
    Date: August 2014
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Follow-up Discussion Regarding Mental Healthcare in Indian Country
    Follow-up discussion from April 8, 2014 meeting with Sen. Heitkamp, Megan DesCamps and Alison Grigonis regarding mental healthcare in Indian country.
    Author(s): Gray, J.
    Date: May 2014
    Type: Testimony
  • Testimony to the Indian Health Services Appropriations
    Dr. Gray provided testimony on behalf of the Friends of Indian Health to the subcommittee on interior, environment, and related agencies.
    Author(s): Gray, J.
    Date: April 2014
    Type: Testimony
  • 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.
    Author(s): Davis, J.
    Date: May 2013
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Native Aging Visions, Spring 2013
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: May 2013
    Type: Newsletter
  • Seven Generations Center of Excellence: Building THIS Generation for Future Generations
    UND awarded $3.5 million to educate Native American behavioral health professionals.
    Author(s): Morin, K.
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 37(3), 18-19
    Date: September 2012
    Type: Magazine
  • The Interrelationship Between the Society of Indian Psychologists and Counseling Psychology
    This article examines the interrelationship between SIP and counseling psychology, given their shared beliefs in social justice and culturally competent research, training, and service. Some of the early history of SIP is presented as well as the landmark moments for the organization.
    Author(s): Gray, J.S., Carter, P.M., LaFromboise, T.D., & BigFoot, D.S.
    Publication: The Counseling Psychologist, 40(5), 685-698
    Date: June 2012
    Type: Journal Article
  • Cultural Adaptation for Therapy With American Indians and Alaska Natives
    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.
    Author(s): Gray, J., & Rose, W.
    Publication: Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 40
    Date: April 2012
    Type: Journal Article
  • Fall Incidents and Native American Elderly
    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.
    Author(s): Gray, J., & Schlafmann, S.
    Date: March 2012
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Native Aging Visions, Winter 2012
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: February 2012
    Type: Newsletter
  • Growing Our Own: Building a Native Research Team
    This article highlights the team growth, increasing structure, student needs and the faculty and staff involved. It further addresses the support and educational aspects of growing an ongoing, multidisciplinary research team committed to ethical research in Native communities.
    Author(s): Gray, J.S., & Carter, P.M.
    Publication: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 44(2), 160-165
    Date: 2012
    Type: Journal Article
  • Physical Activity and Cervical Cancer Testing Among American Indian Women
    This study examined Pap screening prevalence and assessed whether physical activity was associated with screening adherence among AI women from 2 culturally distinct regions in the Northern Plains and the Southwest.
    Author(s): Muus, K., Baker-Demaray, T., Bogart, A., Duncan, G., Jacobsen, C., Buchwald, D., & Henderson, J.
    Publication: The Journal of Rural Health, 28(3), 320-326
    Date: September 2011
    Type: Journal Article
  • Setting Research Roots
    Dr. Jacque Gray cultivates the growth of American Indian researchers.
    Author(s): Morin, K.
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 36(3), 23-24
    Date: September 2011
    Type: Magazine
  • Native Aging Visions, Winter 2011
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: February 2011
    Type: Newsletter
  • Congestive Heart Failure
    The study examined congestive health failure among American Indian and Alaska Native elders. Covers the prevalence of CHF among American Indian/Alaska Native elders, assessing gender and age patterns of CHF prevalence, determining other disorder that are commonly found among American Indian/Alaska Native elders with CHF, and examining the relationship between CHF, physical activity, and body mass index.
    Author(s): Muus, K.
    Date: February 2010
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Native Aging Visions, Spring 2009
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: March 2009
    Type: Newsletter
  • Written Testimony of Dr. Jacqueline Gray. Oversight Hearing on Youth Suicide in Indian Country: Hearings before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee
    Hearing on youth suicide in Indian Country with the Senate of Indian Affairs Committee
    Author(s): Gray, J.S.
    Date: March 2009
    Type: Testimony
  • A College Suicide Prevention Model for American Indian Students
    This article outlines the model developed for the American Indian Support Team from funding through the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to focus on reducing suicide risk of American Indian students at the University of North Dakota.
    Author(s): Muehlenkamp, J.J., Marrone, S., Gray, J.S., & Brown, D.
    Publication: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice , 40(2), 134-140
    Date: 2009
    Type: Journal Article
  • Body Mass Index and Cancer Screening in Older American Indian and Alaska Native Men
    The study looked at the prevalence of fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing among American Indian and Alaska Native men within the past year by age and rurality and determined if body mass index (BMI) was associated with cancers screening.
    Author(s): Muus, K., Baker-Demaray, T., McDonald, L., Ludtke, R., Allery, A., Andy Bogart, A., Goldberg, J., Ramsey, S., & Buchwald, D.
    Publication: The Journal of Rural Health, 25(1), 104-108
    Date: 2009
    Type: Journal Article
  • Native American Elders' Health Congruence: The Role of Gender and Corresponding Functional Well-being, Hospital Admissions, and Social Engagement
    Addressing the need to explore how Native American (NA) elders’ subjective health (SH) compares to their objective health (OH; chronic disease conditions), we examined whether: congruence between 8191 NA elders’ SH and OH parallels that of non-NA elders; health optimism (SH > OH) is protective and health pessimism (SH < OH), is detrimental; and whether gender moderates links between health congruence and health-related outcomes.
    Author(s): Ruthig, J., & Allery, A.
    Publication: Journal of Health Psychology, 13(8), 1072-1081
    Date: November 2008
    Type: Journal Article
  • Hypertension in American Indian and Alaska Native Elders
    Outlines the prevalence of hypertension among the American Indian and Alaska Native population as identified through studies. Uses text and graphs to display information by age, gender, and disease.
    Author(s): Muus, K.
    Date: August 2008
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Native Aging Visions, Summer 2008
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: August 2008
    Type: Newsletter
  • Healthcare Needs of North Dakota American Indian Veterans
    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.
    Author(s): Baker-Demaray, T., McDonald, L., & Ludtke, R.
    Date: March 2008
    Type: Report
  • Native Aging Visions, Winter 2007
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: February 2008
    Type: Newsletter
  • An Innovative Approach to Student Internships on American Indian Reservations
    Discusses the benefits of Project CRISTAL (Collaborative Rural Interdisciplinary Service Training and Learning), where students work on an American Indian reservation to increase access to healthcare and cultural competency. Overviews health professional shortages, the lack of diversity in health careers, the benefits of an interprofessional team, and community-academic collaboration.
    Author(s): Amundson, M., Moulton, P., Zimmerman, S., & Johnson, B.
    Publication: Journal of Interprofessional Care, 22(1), 93-101
    Date: January 2008
    Type: Journal Article
  • Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Healthcare for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders
    Reports findings from a study assessing health insurance coverage and access to healthcare among American Indian and Alaska Native elders (Native elders), using data from a national survey that included more than 8,300 Native elders.
    Author(s): Knudson, A.
    Date: October 2007
    Type: Policy Brief
  • Native Aging Visions, Winter 2006
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: January 2007
    Type: Newsletter
  • Native Aging Visions, Summer 2006
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: June 2006
    Type: Newsletter
  • Arthritis in American Indian and Alaska Native Elders
    Discusses arthritis prevalence and its impact on the health of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) elders.
    Author(s): McDonald, L., Ludtke, R., Allery, A., & Muus, K.
    Date: 2006
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Cancer Screening Practices Among American Indian and Alaska Native Elders
    This study looked at the rate of cancer and cancer-related screenings for American Indian and Alaska Native elders aged 55 and older. Information was used from a nationwide survey, conducted by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging, involving more than 8,000 AI/AN elders. The cancer screenings included fecal occult blood test (FOBT);prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test; Pap test; and Mammogram.
    Author(s): Muus, K.
    Date: 2006
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Prevalence of Chronic Disease Among American Indian and Alaska Native Elders
    Provides information regarding the prevalence of chronic disease among American Indian and Alaska Native elders. Covers demographics, rurality and chronic disease, gender and chronic disease, age and chronic disease, and results of logistic regression and odds ratios.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., McDonald, L., Muus, K., Knudson, A., Wakefield, M., & Ludtke, R.
    Date: October 2005
    Type: Report
  • Policy Recommendations for Native Elders
    Prepared for the National Congress of American Indians 2005 Mid-year Conference held in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
    Author(s): Ludtke, R., & McDonald, L.
    Date: June 2005
    Type: Report
  • The Elders’ Obesity Challenge
    Overviews obesity rates among Native American elders. Includes statistics by age group and gender.
    Author(s): McDonald, L., Ludtke, R., Allery, A., & Muus, K.
    Date: 2005
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Native Aging Visions, Fall 2005
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: 2005
    Type: Newsletter
  • Native Aging Visions, Spring 2005
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: 2005
    Type: Newsletter
  • Healthy Traditions: Recipes of our Ancestors
    A compilation of recipes gathered through the National Resource Center on Native American Aging's traditional recipe project.
    Author(s): Goodwin, J., & Hall, J.
    Date: November 2004
    Type: Resource
  • The Indian Healthcare Improvement Act: Implications for North Dakota Tribes
    Policy brief providing an overview of healthcare issues facing American Indians in North Dakota, with discussion of the impact of the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act.
    Author(s): McDonald, F.
    Date: November 2004
    Type: Policy Brief
  • Health Literacy Review: Promoting Wellness in American Indian Communities; Addressing Health Disparities and Health Literacy; Communicating with our Clients
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: May 2004
    Type: Resource
  • Depression in Northern Plains Indians is Associated with Physical Health and Fitness, Dietary Intakes, Food Insecurity and Cultural Identification
    This study examined the relationships between depression and physical health and fitness, dietary intakes, food insecurity and cultural identification among Northern Plains American Indians.
    Author(s): Penland, J.G., Gray, J.S., Lambert, P., Gonzalez, J., Wilson, E.L., & Lukaski, H.C.
    Publication: The FASEB Journal, 18(4), A516
    Date: March 2004
    Type: Journal Article
  • Native Aging Visions, Fall 2004
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: 2004
    Type: Newsletter
  • Native Aging Visions, Spring 2004
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: 2004
    Type: Newsletter
  • National Family Caregiver Support Program: North Dakota's American Indian Caregivers
    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.
    Author(s): Ludtke, R., & McDonald, L.
    Date: June 2003
    Type: Report
  • Collaborative Activities with Community Health Representatives from Northern Plains Tribes
    Author(s): Burd, C., & Tyree, E.
    Publication: Rural Nurse Connection,(Spring)
    Date: 2003
    Type: Report
  • Difficulty in Providing Care Among Informal Caregivers
    Examines characteristics of informal caregivers who experience difficulties when providing care to Native American elders.
    Author(s): McDonald, L., & Ludtke, R.
    Date: 2003
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Gender Differences in Health Risks Amongst Native Elderly
    Describes a study to determine if differences in health risks exist between men and women in the elderly Native American and Alaskan Native population.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: 2003
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Native Aging Visions, Fall 2003
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: 2003
    Type: Newsletter
  • Native Aging Visions, Spring 2003
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: 2003
    Type: Newsletter
  • Projections of Long Term Care Needs in Indian Health Service Areas
    Reports projections of long term care needs in Indian Health Service areas.
    Author(s): Ludtke, R., & McDonald, L.
    Date: December 2002
    Type: Report
  • Long Term Care and Health Needs of America's Native American Elders
    Testimony presented to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
    Slides
    Author(s): McDonald, L., Ludtke, R., & Allery, A.
    Date: July 2002
    Type: Testimony
  • Diabetes & Preventing Amputations
    Provides findings about diabetes and preventing amputations among American Indian tribes.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: April 2002
    Type: Resource
  • Functional Limitations and the Future Needs for Long Term Care
    Examines functional limitations among Native American elders using data collected across the nation.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: April 2002
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Native Aging Visions, Summer 2002
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: 2002
    Type: Newsletter
  • Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Rural Native American Elders
    Study of the incidence and outcomes of motor vehicle crashes involving rural, elderly Native Americans, based on analysis of North Dakota ambulance runs data.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: January 2001
    Type: Fact Sheet