Testimony & Policy
Health Disparities of American Indian
Elders in North Dakota
Upon request, the NRCNAA prepared this presentation and supplied additional
information to the office of Representative Earl Pomeroy for a June 10, 2008 Ways
and Means Health Subcommittee Hearing on Racial, Ethnic and Gender Healthcare
Disparities, Washington, DC.
Using Data for Decisions, Advocacy, and
Presented by McDonald, L., Allery, A., Ludtke, R., Muus, K., & Moulton, P. on
Apr 26, 2006 at the Federal Interagency Taskforce Meeting on Older American
Indians, Washington, DC.
Provides an overview of the results from the "Identifying Our Needs: A Survey of
Elders" needs assessment surveys conducted by the center and how this data can be
used for decision making, advocacy and policy. This presentation was also given at
the 18th Annual Indian Health Service Research Conference on Apr 26, 2006.
Policy Recommendations for Native Elders
Presented by Ludtke, R. & McDonald, L. on Jun 14, 2005 at the National Congress
of American Indians 2005 Mid-Year Conference, Green Bay, WI.
Policy papers based on the results from the "Identifying Our Needs: A Survey of
Elders" needs assessment surveys conducted by the National Resource Center on
Native American Aging. 1) Disease Prevention Efforts Including Health Promotion,
Screening and Wellness Programs; 2) Chronic Disease Management Programs to Prevent
Comorbidity and Increase Access to Services; 3) Increase Availability of
Home/Community Based Long-term Care Services in Rural Areas; 4) Increasing
Availability of Healthcare and other Services in Rural Reservation Areas; and 5)
Increase Incomes and Access to Health Insurance and Medicare for Future Generations
of Native Elders’.