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Why is it important and how is it used?

  • Every three years since 1998, tribal organizations have participated in the National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) Identifying Our Needs: A Survey of Elders – needs assessment survey.
  • The needs assessment survey and data analysis services are provided free of charge to participating tribal organizations. After the data analysis is completed, the NRCNAA provides data results to the organization via frequency tables, and comparison sheets.
  • The needs assessment is designed to yield information on the following Native Elder healthcare needs: General Health Status, Activities of Daily Living, Visual, Hearing, and Dental, Tobacco and Alcohol Use, Nutrition, Exercise, and Excess Weight, and Social Support, Housing, and Work
  • NRCNAA is supported by a cooperative agreement from the Administration for Community Living, which allows us to offer the Identifying Our Needs: A Survey of Elders needs assessment that fulfills the Title VI nutrition, supportive services, and caregiving grants.

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