Data on Health and Well-being of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Other Native Americans. National Aging Program Information Systems (NAPIS) State Program Reports

12/01/2006

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/Administration on Aging (AoA)
Description: The National Aging Program Information Systems (NAPIS) State Program Reports are completed by the states to comply with AoA reporting requirements for submission of annual performance reports. Three principal types of data are included in the NAPIS design: (1) performance data on programs and services funded by the Older Americans Act (OAA); (2) demographic/descriptive data on the elderly population obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau and other sources; and (3) descriptive data on the infrastructure of home- and community-based services in place to assist older persons, based on AoA studies and related reviews.
Relevant Policy Issues: Factors Contributing to Well-being Disparities of Elders.
Data Type(s): Program reporting data
Unit of Analysis: Primarily aggregated state-level data. Under Title VI of the Older Americans Act, grant awards are made directly to tribal and native organizations representing older American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Title VI data will be available by individual grantee.
Identification of AI/AN/NA: On the reporting form entitled General Characteristics of Elderly Clients Receiving Registered Services and Those Receiving Cluster 2 Registered Services, respondents are given the following options for reporting clients by race or ethnicity:
  • White (Alone) Non-Hispanic
  • White (Alone) - Hispanic
  • American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN) (Alone)
  • Asian (Alone)
  • Black or African American (Alone)
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (NH/PI) (Alone)
  • Persons Reporting Some Other Race
  • Persons Reporting Two or More Races
  • Race Missing
AI/AN/NA Population in Data Set: The total number of persons served under Title III of the OAA for FY 2004 is 8,651,974. Of these, the total number of AI/AN individuals in the FY 2004 data is 56,606. NH/PI is combined with Asians in all published reports.
Geographic Scope: The geographic scope of the study is national. The identified geographic areas are states.
Date or Frequency: States submit performance reports annually.
Data Collection Methodology: States submit data to NAPIS through an online reporting application.
Participation: Mandatory
Authorization: The 1992 reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA) directed the AoA to improve performance reporting on programs and services funded by the OAA. This impetus caused AoA to reconsider reporting requirements for all Titles of the Act under the direction of AoA. The concept of the National Aging Program Information System (NAPIS) arose from this review and the related review of AoAs internal information needs.
Strengths: State information contains a large number of AI/AN/NA respondents. Data are collected on the key policy issue of elder well-being. There are multiple years of data available.
Limitations: Most data are only available at the state level.
Access Requirements and Use Restrictions: Data set is available to public at no cost.
Contact Information: The general website for the NAPIS program is: http://www.aoa.gov/prof/agingnet/NAPIS/napis.asp

Questions regarding NAPIS should be addressed to:
Saadia Greenberg
email: saadia.greenberg@aoa.gov
or
Steve Cordasco
email: steve.cordasco@aoa.gov

To obtain the NAPIS data, contact:
Robert Hornyak
email: robert.hornyak@aoa.hhs.gov

 

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