This article originally appeared on the NICOA blog.
The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) invites you to participate in our COVID-19 tribal needs assessment. Your participation will positively impact the wellbeing of American Indian and Alaska Native elders.
As the leading national Native aging organization for elders, we strive to provide information that will assist tribes and their communities. The information we gather will help us better understand how tribes have been affected by COVID-19 and the mental, physical and social impact it has had on their health. It will also serve to illustrate what Indian Country looks like to those who do not know, and help us focus our efforts most effectively.
Once the information is collected and analyzed, we will create educational materials to share with NICOA members, Native advocacy groups and other aging organizations.
By completing this needs assessment, you are granting NICOA consent to compile the information contained within. No information will be connected to you or your tribe. Participants are eligible for prizes.
We will also be sending this needs assessment through the postal mail for those without access to computers and reliable internet connections. Please choose one option to complete: either the online assessment or the paper version. Survey ends January 15, 2021. Thank you for your participation!
The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Diverse Elders Coalition.