Wisdom Steps invites Tribal Elders to participate in activities that build their health. Wisdom Steps began in Minnesota in 1999. Wisdom Steps is a partnership among the eleven Minnesota Indian tribes.
Wisdom Steps encourages elders to take simple steps toward better health. Activities such as participating in health screenings, attending a health education class, or enjoying a healthy living activity are promoted. Elders learn that the path to health is easy and can be walked by visiting with a physician and setting a personal health goal like losing weight or stopping smoking.
The mission of Wisdom Steps is to foster community partnerships and coordinate resources to provide for the increased advocacy, health education, health screenings and healthy living activities and offers an incentive plan to encourage participation in preventive health programs that will improve the health of American Indian Elders.