This webinar will help providers further their understanding of the experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native caregivers, and improve their multicultural capacities to meet these caregivers’ needs. This webinar is part of the cultural competency training curriculum created by staff of the Diverse Elders Coalition and its six member organizations, with the support of a grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation.
Much of the research and many of the statistics cited in the training were the result of a 15-month planning grant, during which the coalition completed a literature review, a survey of diverse family caregivers and a series of focus groups with family caregivers in diverse communities. The research was conducted nationwide, in eight languages, and was led by the older adults and caregivers represented by the coalition.
Identify and address the unique needs and caregiving realities of American Indian and Alaska Native caregivers;
Gain an understanding of how culture impacts American Indian and Alaska Native caregivers’ perceptions of care and their health outcomes; and,
Develop skills to deliver American Indian and Alaska Native–competent, person-directed care to improve health outcomes among American Indian and Alaska Native caregivers.
Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, American Society on Aging is able to offer web seminars at no charge, including complimentary CEUs Click here for more information on CEUs
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Rebecca Owl Morgan, MLS, is a project coordinator at the National Indian Council on Aging. She is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians located in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. She has degrees in history and library science. She enjoys locating and developing resources to aid Native Elders and those who care for them.
Lauren Pongan (she/her) is national director of the Diverse Elders Coalition. She designs and implements strategies that strengthen community-based organizations’ and their leaders’ mastery of policy, advocacy and communication for social impact.
For more information about this training please contact: American Society on Aging