NRCNAA receives funding to support work with American Indian communities

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School of Medicine & Health Sciences


Grand Forks, N.D.—The National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) has received funding from the Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging in the amount of $1,674,455 over five years. The NRCNAA helps American Indian communities identify evolving Native elder health and social issues through a national needs assessment and assists them in developing community-based solutions.

The NRCNAA celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014. The program’s director Dr. Paula Morin-Carter said, “We are excited to continue our work with tribes across the nation in assessing their unique needs. Our process for gathering information is more than just research—it is about connecting with American Indian communities to improve health and social outcomes.”

The NRCNAA is located within the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Visit for more information on the program’s work.