The Coalition on Urban Indian Aging was created to promote the Native Urban Elder Needs Assessment Survey. The survey was created by the coalition through years of partnership with various organizations and tribal entities. The result is a survey that is culturally respectful yet asks questions targeted to the unique needs of urban Native Elders.
This survey hopes to fill the gap and improve the health equity and services provided to urban Native Elders. This survey is the result of years of partnership between research organizations and those directly involved in urban Native Elder services.
There are 137 questions covering topics such as physical, social, emotional, and mental health service quality; overall quality of life; unidentified needs; COVID-19 resources and care; and others. All of these questions are asked to provide data to support the improvement of health equity, quality of life, and overall cultural responsiveness.