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.
“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.”
IN THE NEWS
Oregon Tribes dental health aide therapy pilot project in the news.
Health News & Notes October 2017
A Quarterly Publication of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
The Marketplace Offers Continued “Sponsorship” Opportunities
Tribal Digest Publication Issue 161
Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country
TRIBAL RESOURCE DIGEST
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 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