“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!!

The Northwest Portland Area Tribes welcome Laura Platero, the new NPAIHB Executive Director!

NW NARCH Internship Program for American Indian/Alaska Native Students

Apply now for the 2020 Tribal Researchers’ Cancer Control Fellowship Program.

Download the 2020 TRCCFP Application Fill-in Doc (docx)
Download the 2020 TRCCFP Application (PDF)

Who can apply:
American Indian/Alaska Native Students in the Biomedical and Social Sciences
To apply, submit:

  • Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB)
  • A cover letter describing your project
  • Name and contact information of your local mentor
  • Letter of recommendation from your academic mentor

Contact:
Ashley Thomas, MPH
Program Manager
NW Native American Research Center for Health
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
2121 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201
athomas@npaihb.org

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.

IN THE NEWS

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

Health News & Notes January 2020

A Quarterly Publication of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

The Marketplace Offers Continued “Sponsorship” Opportunities

Tribal Digest Publication Issue 203
Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country
TRIBAL RESOURCE DIGEST

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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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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