Key Takeaways

  • Title VI Tribal programs may apply for MIPPA funding to help older American Indians access Medicare benefits.

  • Our toolkit can help you communicate with tribal elders about Medicare and subsidy programs, and give you tips for successful outreach to Native Americans.

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) funds state aging and disability agencies and Title VI Native American programs to help low-income Medicare beneficiaries access affordable care.

Resources for administering your MIPPA grant and conducting outreach

The tools below are specifically designed to help Title VI and other MIPPA grantees understand how to use their grant money and deliver on the purpose of MIPPA to assist with enrollment of American Indian/Native American populations into the Medicare low-income subsidies. We also offer tips for successful outreach strategies. Many of these resources were developed for NCOA with support from the International Association for Indigenous Aging (IA2). 

Resource Description Audience Format
Fact Sheets: Medicare Savings for Native Americans, Alaska and Hawaiian Natives Tribal elders and caregivers Word and PDF (customizable)
Infographic: Purchasing Outreach Items with MIPPA Money  Professionals PDF
Key Delivery Mechanisms of Indian Health Care Professionals PDF
Key Demographics and Characteristics of American Indian and Alaska Natives Professionals Web page
Successful Outreach Methods with AI/AN Communities: Tips for Title VI Programs Professionals PDF
Tip Sheet: Medicare and the Indian Health Service Tribal elders and caregivers PDF
Tip Sheet: Using Visuals in Outreach Professionals PDF
Tips and Recommendations for Working with AI/AN Communities Professionals PDF
Utilizing Native American Media Professionals PDF

Free outreach materials from Medicare

Use the links below to order or download official government resources from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Resource Description Format
Enrollment Matters: Resources for Indian health care providers and application assisters to enroll American Indians & Alaska Natives  into various forms of CMS health insurance

Regional brochures

YouTube playlist

Medicare for American Indians & Alaska Natives

Brochures & fact sheets


Tribal resource ordering page (print materials and DVDs) Order page