Indian Americans

Indian Americans

This module is designed to provide information to increase the health care provider’s awareness of specific cultural, racial, ethnic, and tribal influences on health and health care of the older American Indian.

World view, life experiences, and the cultural context in which today’s American Indian elderly live are described as it relates to health care. Note, data depicted are relevant to the overall American Indian population but individual tribes may have higher or lower rates.

Information in the content section is based on evidence from research, and citations to the published studies are included.

Alaska Native Americans

Alaska Native Americans

This module is designed to provide information to increase the healthcare provider’s awareness of specific cultural, racial, ethnic, and tribal influences on health and health care of older Alaska Natives.

The collectivist worldview and cultural values will be explained as it relates to health care of older adult Alaska Natives.

Information in the content section is based on evidence from research, and citations to the published studies are included.

African Americans

African Americans

Description

This module presents an overview of available information on health conditions among African American or Black older adults in the U.S. with emphasis on historical influences on their health and health care.

note:In this module the terms Black and African American are used interchangeably. The terms Black and African American are used to indicate persons who were born in the US as no separate data are available for Black older adults who have immigrated from other countries.