Planning and implementing programs in American Indian tribes, tribal agencies, and urban programs for elders requires specific knowledge and understanding of the history and cultural background of local tribes, and how differing communication styles may impact intended outcomes.
With grant funding from the U.S. Administration for Community Living’s (ACL), Administration on Aging, IA2 worked in conjunction with project partners to develop resource materials to aid in outreach and education of American Indian and Alaska Natives elders about Medicare and health care fraud, errors and abuse. A set of resource materials was crafted that includes a resource manual with a background and history of American Indians and Alaska Natives as well as accompanying Fact Sheets, a Tri-Fold Brochure, Newsletter Article Templates and Power Point presentations.
This toolkit is intended to serve as a basic resource for organizations seeking to work with Native communities.
Note, resource materials created as part of this project may be used in part or as is. We would appreciate attribution when possible, but this is not required. If you do use resource materials created as part this project, please consider sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you found the materials helpful.
Resource Manual (Click for PDF)
- Full Manual with Appendices
- Chapter 1 – American Indians and Alaska Natives: Overview, Demographics, Geography, Socioeconomic Characteristics, Etc
- Chapter 2 – I/T/U Health Care System: History, Overview, Funding, Relationship of Medicare to I/T/U
- Chapter 3 – Medicare Fraud and Abuse in Indian Country
- Chapters 4 & 5 – Conducting Outreach, Cultural Competency, Tips for WorkiSMP AIAN Toolkit Release Webinar FINAL 021715ng with AI/AN, Outreach Strategies & Tools
- PowerPoint Presentation: Summary of Key Content Covered in Resource Manual
Tools You Can Use
- Resources – Newsletter Article Templates (Click, all in 1 Word File)
- Medicare Open Enrollment Scams
- Medicare Matters to Our Elders and Families
- Medicare Identity Theft
- Medicare Matters – Health Care Providers
- Resources – Tri-Fold Brochure: How to protect yourself, your family and your tribe from health care fraud.
- Resource – PowerPoint: What is Medicare and How To Protect Yourself from Fraud (Option 1, Minimal Graphics)
- Resource – PowerPoint: What is Medicare and How To Protect Yourself from Fraud (Option 2, Extra Graphics)
- Resource – Fact Sheet: Medicare Basics for AI/AN Elders
- Resource – Fact Sheet: Medical Identity Theft for Indian Elders
- Resource – Fact Sheet: Home Health Care Fraud for AI/AN Elders
- Resource – Fact Sheet: Medical Equipment Fraud for Indian Elders
- Resource – Fact Sheet: What is Medicare Fraud? For AI/AN Elders
- Resource – Fact Sheet: Protecting Elders from Fraud in Community Settings (For Professionals)
- NEW! Resource – Scripts for English Audio PSA
- NEW! Resource – Scripts for Navajo Audio PSA (Translation)
- NEW! Resource – Scripts for Lakota Audio PSA (Translation)
- Medicare Matters PSA 1 ENGLISH
- Medicare Matters PSA 2 ENGLISH
- Medicare Matters PSA 3 ENGLISH
- Medicare Matters PSA 4 ENGLISH
- Medicare Matters PSA 1 NAVAJO
- Medicare Matters PSA 2 NAVAJO
- Medicare Matters PSA 30 LAKOTA
- Medicare Matters PSA 60 LAKOTA
- Medicare Matters PSA FULL PACKAGE
- Outreach Assessment Form – Resource to Gather Background Info, Questions to Ask New Partners
- Regional Profiles
- Albuquerque – New Mexico, Southern Colorado, West Texas
- Bemidji – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin
- Billings – Montana, Wyoming
- Great Plains – North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa
- Nashville – Multiple states
- Navajo Nation – Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah
- Oklahoma City – Oklahoma, Kansas, parts of Texas
- Portland – Oregon, Washington, Idaho
- Tucson, Arizona
- Ten Largest Tribes – Profiles
Click below to listen to 4 the English-language audio PSAs in the “Medicare Matters” series. You can also click the links above to open a page with each of the PSAs or right click and download.
This toolkit was supported in part by grant No. 90SM0012 from the Administration on Aging (AoA), Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Grantees carrying out projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Therefore, points of view or opinions do not necessarily represent official AoA, ACL, or DHHS policy.