“Our mission is to eliminate health disparities and improve the quality of life of American Indians and Alaska Natives by supporting Northwest Tribes in their delivery of culturally appropriate, high quality healthcare.”

Breaking News!!

WEAVE-NW Funding Opportunity

Applications due January 5th, 2020

WEAVE-NW is able to provide 5 subcontracts of up to $124,000 each to federally recognized Tribes in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington that are seeking to implement systems, policy or environment change (PSEs) approaches to address the following health areas:

  1. Obesity – Food Systems Change
  2. Obesity – Breastfeeding Promotion and Support
  3. Commercial tobacco use
  4. Type 2 diabetes
  5. Heart disease and stroke

Download the Application Here!

For more information, please contact weave@npaihb.org.


Cancer Control Fellowship Program

Tribal Researchers’ Cancer Control Fellowship Program
The overall goal of the Tribal Researchers’ Cancer Control Fellowship Program is to reduce cancer incidence and mortality and improve cancer survival in tribal communities through the efforts of AI/AN researchers. One specific goal of this program is to increase research capacities and build research skills among AI/AN investigators, so that they will be better prepared to design and implement cancer-related research projects within AI/AN communities.

Accepted Fellows will:

  • attend three-weeks of tailored cancer control research training held at the Indian Health Board in Portland, Oregon. The first two weeks will be June 7th-19th, 2020 followed by a one-week session in the fall.
  • receive follow-up support, including field support, distance learning opportunities, and mentoring.
  • be eligible for cancer control research internships to master additional research skills relevant to careers in community-based cancer control under close mentor-ship.
  • be connected to a network of experts in cancer control and prevention in Indian Country.

Curing Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a chronic infection that can cause liver damage and liver cancer. About 20,000 persons die from HCV each year. Hepatitis C is a preventable and curable disease. Learn how our IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian (I/T/U) primary care clinics are proving that hepatitis c is treatable in our own communities, by our own providers.


Oregon Tribes dental health aide therapy pilot project in the news.

Health News & Notes JULY 2019

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Indigenous Pink Day 2019

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Developing Strong Partnerships to preserve Tribal Interests

Made up of all forty-three federally recognized tribes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, NPAIHB advocates tribal sovereignty through government-to-government relations. We develop relationships with state offices and other agencies dealing with health matters to assure that tribal interests are taken into account as health policy is formulated.



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Administering health research and projects serving Northwest Tribes since 1997.

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  • The Northwest tribes have faced difficult questions and issues, and have consistently put health improvement above all else. We have a bright future and a great team to continue our work.–Joe Finkbonner (Lummi), Executive Director

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