5227.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Integrated Approaches: Increasing the Participation of Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders and Providers in the Development of State and Local Action Plans

The United States population as a whole is living longer and getting older. The growth of the Latino elder population is among the fastest rate in the nation. The American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian (AIANNH) elders are among the most ethnically and linguistically diverse of America’s racial and ethnic groups. These changing demographics pose many needs assessment and service delivery challenges for providers of services in the Aging Network. To ensure that the needs and concerns of Latino and AIANNH elders are understood, it is imperative that ethnic community representatives and elders and their families should become familiar with and participate actively in the Aging Network’s State and area planning processes. The Administration on Aging (AoA) is committed to programs and policies that better the quality of life of America’s elders. During this presentation, an overview of the Aging Network and services provided under the Older Americans Act will be provided. Programs that are intended to benefit the Latino and AIANNH elderly will be discussed. This session is jointly sponsored by the Latino Caucus and AIANNH Caucus
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Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Organizer(s):Evelyn Yee, MPH, MPP
4:30 PMIntroductory Remarks
4:35 PMOverview of the Older Americans Act, the Aging Network, and state and local planning processes
Carol Crecy, MBA
4:50 PMIncluding Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian elders, their families and providers in the development of state and local action plans
Evelyn Yee, MPH,, MPP
5:05 PMIncorporating the unique perspectives of Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian elders into the aging network's local and state planning processes
Evelyn Yee, MPP,, MPH
5:20 PMCulturally sensitive services for the aging: Health disparity challenges
Sunday Mezurashi, MBA,, MPH
5:35 PMDiscussion
Sponsor:American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Cosponsors:Environment; Latino Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA