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Network on Multicultural Aging (NOMA)

The Network on Multicultural Aging (NOMA) is a national community of individuals and organizations who are concerned with diversity and working toward cultural competence on all levels. NOMA focuses on the following goals:

  • To promote the understanding, appreciation and use of cultural differences as a critical factor in the development of systems, institutions and programs in the aging network.
  • To provide a forum for discussing and addressing issues of multicultural aging, diversity and cultural competence.
  • To collaborate with other ASA constituent groups and standing committees to weave issues of diversity and cultural competence into the fabric of the organization.
  • To provide consultation, technical assistance and educational support to its members.

NOMA welcomes the involvement of all individuals and organizations concerned with diversity and cultural competence. NOMA members

  • want to ensure that their services to older adults are culturally appropriate.
  • are working or would like to work toward building an inclusive, multicultural organization.
  • want to network with and learn from others in the field who are facing similar issues. regarding diversity and cultural competence
  • want to serve a diverse population of older adults.

NOMA contributes to ASA’s various diversity programs and activities through the following programs, events and content areas:

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