About Seasons of Care

This guide was designed by researchers at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation and the Seasons of Care Community Action Board, a group of American Indian elders and allies. It was created as part of a research study about how to improve health care and health insurance for American Indian elders. The research study and the Seasons of Care Guide are funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. To learn more, contact Cathleen Willging at cwillging@pire.org or (505) 765-2328.

The Seasons of Care Native American Elder Health Guide is designed to provide culturally-relevant, up-to-date information and tools about health care and health insurance for Native American elders and their caregivers. 

You can use the Seasons of Care guide by browsing the topics in each season or by using the Search bar to look for answers to your questions. The Seasons of Care guide will not:

  • Collect any personal information from you
  • Try to sell you any service or product
  • Give you medical advice


The Seasons of Care guide does include links to other websites in blue text. These websites may ask for your personal information. It’s a good idea to get advice from a professional or someone you trust before entering your personal information into any website.