American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities face significant health disparities compared to the general United States population.
Some Indigenous communities have implemented evidence-based health promotion programs to empower individuals to manage their health and wellness.
Use these successful strategies and lessons learned to enhance program planning and delivery in your community.
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian (AI/AN/NH) communities face significant health disparities compared to the general United States population. Specifically, Elders manage a high burden of chronic conditions and report the greatest percentage of falls (34.2%) of all races and ethnicities. In an effort to address these disparities, some organizations serving AI/AN/NH Elders have implemented evidence-based health promotion programs in the community to empower individuals to manage chronic conditions and prevent falls.
The following strategies were collected from professionals responsible for delivering evidence-based health promotion programs for AI/AN/NH Elders in their communities. This is a summary of information from discussions with current and former Administration for Community Living grantees and 58 professionals that participated in listening sessions focused on evidence-based program implementation.