“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.”

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.

Newly released: Data brief on drug and alcohol deaths among Northwest AI/AN

Pleased to Present

Tribal Disease Detectives: Contact Tracing Training
June 29, 10:30 Monday Pacific Time

Register for This Training:

Recommended Pretraining Video
Principles of Contact Tracing

NPAIHB Statement of Solidarity with BLM: Click image below to read

COVID-19: Click image below to learn more

Funding Opportunity

Through the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) initiative, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) began the Wellness for Every American Indian to Achieve and View Health Equity (WEAVE-NW) Project at the Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (NWTEC). WEAVE-NW is able to provide 5 subcontracts of up to $25,000 each to federally recognized Tribes in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington covering topics in Food Systems Change, Breastfeeding Promotion & Support and Commercial Tobacco Prevention/Control.

For more information on PSE approaches, please see attachment following the application and/or watch the informational webinar on YouTube!

—> Applications are due by September 30, 2020 <—


NARCH e-News

Ashley Thomas, MPH
Program Manager
NW Native American Research Center for Health
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
2121 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201


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

Health News & Notes July 2020

A Quarterly Publication of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

The Marketplace Offers Continued “Sponsorship” Opportunities

Directory of NPAIHB Programs

Learn more about the Programs at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.

See more about the good work that’s going on!

Tribal Digest Publication Issue 236
Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country

MMWR – Aug 19, 2020

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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