“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.

 2020 Food Sovereignty Project

$1000-$3000 Implementation Funds

The NW Portland Area Indian Health Board’s Food Sovereignty Project is able to provide between $1,000 – $3,000 to federally recognized Tribes in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington seeking to implement food sovereignty/systems projects and activities to increase food access, food security and sustainability in their communities.

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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

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 January 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 223
Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country

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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