“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.”

We R Native Program


We R Native. We are members of diverse and vibrant communities. NPAIHB’s We R Native program serves as a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. The program strives to promote holistic health and positive growth in our local communities and nation at large.




Oregon Tribes dental health aide therapy pilot project approved by State.
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Global Health Workplace 2016

This year’s top employers for having a healthy workplace programme were announced at the 4th Global Healthy Workplace Summit which took place at American University, Washington DC on 7th June.
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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.



The Epicenter

Administering health research and projects serving Northwest Tribes since 1997.
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Learning Center

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

Upcoming Events

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Projects & Programs

Our work in Indian Country