Hoeven Announces More than $300K Grant for UND Center on Native Aging

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $314,455 to the University of North Dakota (UND) to support the university's National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA). Housed within UND's Center for Rural Health, the NRCNAA works to improve the quality of life and delivery of support services for American Indian elders through education, training, technical assistance and research.

"Access to health care and other vital services is an important part of ensuring everyone's quality of life," Hoeven said. "That only becomes truer as we age. Older Native Americans, who often live in rural or underserved communities, can face significant hurdles to accessing the care they need. This grant will help communities fill those gaps in service, ensuring better health and well-being."

Today's grant is made through HHS’s Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging.