The Coalition on Urban Indian Aging is created by a partnership of organizations, all of which are invested in improving the health equity and quality of life for urban Native Elders.


The partner organizations are listed alphabetically.


AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

Administration for Community Living

ACL brings together the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging (AoA), the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD), and the HHS Office on Disability to serve as the Federal agency responsible for increasing access to community supports, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities across the lifespan.


The International Association for Indigenous Aging (IA2) is an organization committed to enhancing the lives and well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Elders. IA2 has been a beacon of support for over two decades, serving as a trusted resource for Tribal Nations, partners serving AIAN elders living off tribal land, aging organizations, and policymakers. Specializing in culture-specific approaches to brain health, elder justice and tribal adult protective services, and health equity, IA2 collaborates closely with Tribal communities, Tribal-serving organizations, national partners, and government agencies. IA2’s mission is to foster the development and refinement of culturally relevant methods and resources, empowering communities to raise awareness, enact policy improvements, and build opportunities for Indigenous Elders.

National Council of Urban Indian Health

NCUIH is a National 501(c)(3) organization devoted to the support and development of quality, accessible, and culturally-competent health services for American Indians and Alaska Natives living in urban settings.

National Indian Council on Aging, Inc.

The National Indian Council on Aging, Inc. (NICOA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1976 by members of the National Tribal Chairmen’s Association who called for a national organization focused on the needs of aging American Indian and Alaska Native elders. The mission of NICOA is to advocate for improved comprehensive health, social services and economic wellbeing for American Indian and Alaska Native elders.

National Resource Center on Native American Aging

The National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) is committed to identifying Native elder health and social issues. Through education, training, and technical assistance, we assist in developing community-based solutions to improve the quality of life and delivery of related support services to the Native aging population.

University of North Dakota, Center for Rural Health

The Center for Rural Health connects resources and knowledge to strengthen the health of people in rural and tribal communities. Our programs serve people within the state, region, and nation. Established in 1980, we are the federally designated State Office of Rural Health for North Dakota. We are a department within the School of Medicine & Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota.