SMP American Indian and Alaska Native Integration Project


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 and let us know you found the materials helpful.

Click to view a webinar recording on the Toolkit Background & Content (Recorded by CMS/ACL LTSS Workgroup)

Resource Manual (Click for PDF)

Tools You Can Use


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.