“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.”

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Cancer Control Fellowship Program

Save-the-Date 2019 TPHEP
The Northwest Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness (TPHEP) Training & Conference will be held the week of June 10-14, 2019 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport Portland, OR.More Information: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019TPHEP
Questions?? Contact NPAIHB at ep-conference@npaihb.org
Conference funded by: Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division
Washington State Department of Health
In collaboration with: American Indian Health Commission for Washington State
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

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.

Save the Date: NW Tribal Food Sovereignty Coalition’s Spring Gathering Event
June 4 – 5   2019
Location TBD, for more info contact:
Nora Frank-Buckner, MPH, WEAVE_NW Project Director

Save the Date: Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training
June 10-14,2019
Training Location: Emerald Queen Hotel & Casino
5700 Pacific Hwy E, Fife WA
Room block: #10315
Training and travel scholarships for Tribes of Oregon,
Washington, Idaho
Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G3FCPNH

This training will give CHR’s, nurses, new moms, or
anyone interested in teaching their tribal community about breastfeeding the opportunity to be a peer
counselor for breastfeeding encouragement.
Questions: Contact
Ryan Sealy

June 4-5, 2019, Skokomish Tribe Community Center
19731 US-101, Skokomish, WA 98584
Draft AgendaClick Here
Travel Cost: Only hotel rooms that are on the hotel room block will be paid for. Any reservations made at a different hotel or not in the room block will not be covered or reimbursed.
Hotel Room Block: Little Creek Casino & Resort
91 West State Route 108
Shelton, WA 98584
Phone: 1-800-667-7711
Room Block: Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board Hotel Room Block
CUT-OFF DATE: May 4th, 2019
Questions? Nora Frank-Buckner, MPH
WEAVE-NW Project Coordinator, nfrank@npaihb.org 503-416-3253


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

Health News & Notes April 2019

A Quarterly Publication of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

The Marketplace Offers Continued “Sponsorship” Opportunities


Tribal Digest Publication Issue 198
Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country

Indigenous Pink Day

Indigenous Pink Day 2018

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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We offer use of premium training space free of charge to Member Tribes and related organizations.

  • 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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