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News from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Dakota Geriatrics to host symposium on age-friendly healthcare for American Indian Elders on April 10

UND’s Dakota Geriatrics group is proud to present its fourth annual symposium, “Age Friendly Healthcare for American Indian Elders,” to be held on April 10, 2024.

This virtual symposium, taking place from 7:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on April 10, is a free learning opportunity for healthcare providers and professionals to listen to national experts on older adult care in American Indian Native Alaskan communities.

Register here

Presentations include:

  • Denise Lajimodiere: The history and legacy of American Indian boarding schools
  • Lavonne Fox: Enhancing engagement in motion: Exploring barriers, facilitators, and innovative approaches for Indigenous Elders
  • Tami Jollie-Trottier: Indigenized traumatic grief and loss
  • Frederick K. Ness: Improving health through collaborating with Traditional Medicine

The UND-based Dakota Geriatrics program is a partnership between the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), the North Dakota State Division on Aging Services and Health Promotion, UND’s Center for Rural Health, the Good Samaritan Society, the Alzheimer’s Association, Memory Café, North Dakota State University, and South Dakota State University, among other organizations. The group came together when Dr. Donald Jurivich, chair of the Department of Geriatrics at the UND SMHS, was awarded a $3.75 million grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to advance geriatrics education and health care transformation in the Dakotas.