The Goals of the NPA
The first goal of the Partnership for Action is making people aware because that’s our first shot at raising the consciousness. When we talk about the goals in the NPA, it’s really about how do you create change at various levels. You need leadership to drive and set the visions. Health systems and life experiences is our third goal, so this is the goal that says we need to tackle education, we need to tackle housing, we need to tackle transportation, and then we have a fourth goal which is cultural competency and linguistic appropriateness. The NPA is a critical partner in increased data. We need more data to tell our stories in Indian country and across cultures. Without the National Partnership for Action we couldn’t begin to set the tone for what our goals should be for the country.