The National Resource Centers on Native American Elders are funded by the Administration for Community Living to develop and provide technical information, expertise and best practices to Indian tribal organizations, Native American communities, educational institutions including Tribal Colleges and Universities, and professionals and paraprofessionals in the field. Each Center must have a national focus on health issues, long-term care, elder abuse, or other problems and issues facing Native communities. Each Center develops special activities and best practices within its areas of primary concern that address the special needs of different Indian communities.
1. National Resource Center on Native American Aging The National Resource Center on Native American Aging is committed to identifying Native elder health and social issues. Through education, training, and technical assistance, we assist in developing community-based solutions to improve the quality of life and delivery of related support services to the Native aging population.
2. National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders Hā Kūpuna, the National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders, is one of three National Resource Centers for Native Elders funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA), Department of Health and Human Services. Funded since 2006, Hā Kūpuna seeks to improve health and increase life expectancy of our treasured kūpuna (Native Hawaiian elders).
3. National Resource Center for American Indian, Alaska Native & Native Hawaiian Elders The National Resource Center for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders (UAA NRC) is located on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus within the College of Health. The UAA NRC focuses on four priority areas which include Alaska Native elder health; elder abuse; long term including in home care; and networking and collaboration. The UAA NRC works to enhance culturally appropriate knowledge about Alaska Native elders in each priority area and then makes this knowledge accessible so that service providers and programs can incorporate it into their service delivery.
4. National Indigenous Women's Resource Center The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native nonprofit organization that was created specifically to serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women. Under this grant project and in compliance with statutory requirements, the NIWRC will seek to enhance the capacity of American Indian and Alaska Native (Native) tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Tribal and Native Hawaiian organizations to respond to domestic violence.