National Resource Center for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiian Elders

Visit the NRC for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiian Elders web site.

In 2003, the UAA College of Health received a grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) to develop a National Resource Center for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiian Elders. The goals of this project are to:

  • Assess the current status of Native Elders in Alaska,
  • Develop an understanding of the cultural values that drive expectations and perceived needs for care,
  • Document "best, promising and emerging practices" that are in current use,
  • Solicit recommendations for community responses to elder abuse, exploitation and violence that are appropriate to Alaska Native cultures, and
  • Provide education to medical providers