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Join Dakota Geriatrics and the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences for a free learning opportunity for applying Age-Friendly healthcare in American Indian populations. All are welcome to join, including healthcare providers, healthcare professionals and community workers.

Age-Friendly Healthcare for American Indian Elders | Virtual Symposium
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 

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Symposium Objectives:

  • Describe how to transform clinical operations into Age-Friendly healthcare
  • Reliably apply Geriatric 4M assessments
  • Implement action plans for Geriatric syndromes

Symposium Schedule:

The History and Legacy of American Indian Boarding Schools

Denise Lajimodiere, EdD, MEd, BS, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition

8:00 – 9:00 am
Enhancing Engagement in Motion: Exploring Barriers, Facilitators, and Innovative Approaches for Indigenous Elders

Lavonne Fox, PhD, OTR/L, University of North Dakota

9:15 – 10:15 am
Indigenized Traumatic Grief and Loss

Tami Jollie-Trottier, PhD, Indigenized Behavioral Healing

10:30 – 11:30 am
Improving Health through Collaborating with Traditional Medicine

Frederick K. Ness, MD, St. Croix Chippewa Indian of Wisconsin

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Questions? Contact Bethany Reed at


To learn more about this event, visit the Dakota Geriatrics webpage.

Dakota Geriatrics LogoContinuing Education:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians

“The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this Live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”

Nursing, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy may use the credit for certification. Department of Geriatrics, UND is a board-approved provider as approved by North Dakota Board of Social Worker Examiners. This is approved for 4 face-to- face contact hours.

The Dakota Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $3.75M with 15% financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.