“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.”

Traffic Alert for Quarterly Board Meeting Attendees:

Transportation officials are warning about a triple traffic alert this weekend from Snohomish County to Portland.  Drivers should be prepared for slowdowns as two projects and a major event get underway.

Revive I-5 closure

The Washington State Department of Transportation will close the northbound lanes of I-5 from the West Seattle Bridge to Olive Way in Seattle from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

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Crews will be doing repaving and expansion joint work.  Read more here.

US 2 closure

In Snohomish County, WSDOT will repave the trestle on Highway 2.

The westbound lanes will be closed from Lake Stevens to Everett between State Route 204 and the Homeacres on-ramp from 7 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. Monday.

Major bicycle event

In the South Sound, 10,000 bicyclists are expected for this year’s Seattle to Portland classic.  Congestion is expected Saturday morning on State Route 7 in Pierce County with delays continuing south on State Route 507 in Thurston and Lewis counties. Read more here.


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.


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

Health News & Notes April 2018

A Quarterly Publication of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

The Marketplace Offers Continued “Sponsorship” Opportunities


Tribal Digest Publication Issue 168
Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country


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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  • 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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