Fostering Health Care Among American Indian/Alaska Native Elders


Grantee: Seattle Indian Health Board
Timeframe: July 2014 – June 2017 | Total Amount: $392,628

Year 1: July 2014 – June 2015. Amount: $130,876
Year 2: July 2015 – June 2016. Amount: $130,876
Year 3: July 2016 – June 2017. Amount: $130,876


Close to 20% of SIHB’s medical clients alone are Elders from SIHB’s AI/AN community: family members who have survived both intentional cultural devastation as well as losses related to aging.

SIHB’s long term goal is to provide Elders with support services, community relationships, and service linkages that revitalize cultural pride, and sustain cognitive and physical functioning. SIHB will apply PHPDA funding to promote access by Elders to an array of on-site and external services: from SIHB clinic health care services to home health care visitations; from ensuring Elders have the documentation to complete SSI/SSDI/Medicaid forms to ensuring their prescription care is current and accurate; from integrating Native traditions into programming to social and recreational activities that increase peer relationships.

About Our Grantee

Seattle Indian Health Board

The mission of the Seattle Indian Health Board is to advocate for, provide and ensure culturally appropriate, high quality, and accessible health and human services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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