The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) examined the current environment and used resource-based data to analyze the key connections needed to achieve the mission of the organization. This requires NICOA to adapt to resource availability, government regulations, access to information and multiple methods of communication. Administratively it requires operational adjustments, staff development and the realignment of staff responsibilities.
In formulating the three-year strategic plan, NICOA strives to achieve economic self-sufficiency through programs and services to ensure that services provided to American Indian and Alaska Native elders are comparable to services provided to all elders, and to serve as a National Center on Excellence for American Indian and Alaska Native elders.
NICOA’s strategic plan provides a realistic analysis of our internal and external resources. The analysis includes consideration for communication with American Indian and Alaska Native elders, projects and programming, resources of the organization, skills of the governing board and staff and administrative infrastructure.