“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.”

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Tribal Researchers’ Cancer Control Fellowship Program
2019 Application (fill-in form for APPLICANT INFORMATION
2019 Application (Printed Application)


Cancer Control Fellowship Program

Save-the-Date 2019 TPHEP
The Northwest Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness (TPHEP) Training & Conference will be held the week of June 10-14, 2019 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport Portland, OR.More Information: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019TPHEP
Questions?? Contact NPAIHB at ep-conference@npaihb.org
Conference funded by: Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division
Washington State Department of Health
In collaboration with: American Indian Health Commission for Washington State
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

June 4-5, 2019, Skokomish Tribe Community Center
19731 US-101, Skokomish, WA 98584
Draft AgendaClick Here
Travel Cost: Only hotel rooms that are on the hotel room block will be paid for. Any reservations made at a different hotel or not in the room block will not be covered or reimbursed.
Hotel Room Block: Little Creek Casino & Resort
91 West State Route 108
Shelton, WA 98584
Phone: 1-800-667-7711
Room Block: Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board Hotel Room Block
CUT-OFF DATE: May 4th, 2019
Questions? Nora Frank-Buckner, MPH
WEAVE-NW Project Coordinator, nfrank@npaihb.org 503-416-3253

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.

Save the Date: NW Tribal Food Sovereignty Coalition’s Spring Gathering Event
June 4 – 5   2019
Location TBD, for more info contact:
Nora Frank-Buckner, MPH, WEAVE_NW Project Director

Save the Date: Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training
June 10-14,2019
Training Location: Emerald Queen Hotel & Casino
5700 Pacific Hwy E, Fife WA
Room block: #10315
Training and travel scholarships for Tribes of Oregon,
Washington, Idaho
Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G3FCPNH

This training will give CHR’s, nurses, new moms, or
anyone interested in teaching their tribal community about breastfeeding the opportunity to be a peer
counselor for breastfeeding encouragement.
Questions: Contact
Ryan Sealy

Save the Dates: Adolescent Health Action Planning Session April 23
Hello friends and colleagues!
Please join the NPAIHB team and others across Region 10 for this great opportunity! APRIL 23, 2019 – 9 AM TO 4 PM (AKT) / 10 AM – 5 PM (PT)
This meeting will take place concurrently at three sites in Region 10 on April 23, 2019: Anchorage, AK, Portland, OR, and Seattle, WA.
The purpose of this meeting is to bring together Tribes and Native serving organizations to develop a plan that strengthens community efforts to support tribal adolescent health. This convening will include presentations on key issues facing American Indian/Alaska Native youth with an emphasis on suicide, substance use, and sexually transmitted infections. The meeting will include an overview of the Office of Adolescent Health’s Five Essentials for Healthy Adolescents and a presentation by Dr. Shaquita Bell of Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Chair of the Native American Child Health Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics.
This is a unique opportunity to engage in diverse partnerships and foster collaboration to enhance and coordinate activities related to tribal adolescent health. The goal of the meeting is to initiate the creation of tribal adolescent health action plans. The following expected outcomes have been identified: Stakeholders will be able to identify community protective factors for healthy adolescents. Stakeholders will use American Indian and Alaska Native data to inform the action plans. A resource document will be generated that provides guidance to create a tribal adolescent health action plan.
This meeting has been planned in coordination with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.
Portland, OR
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
2121 SW Broadway #300
Portland, OR 97201
Seattle, WA
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
701 5th Ave, Suite 1600
Seattle, WA 98104
Anchorage, AK
Department of Housing and Urban Development
3000 C. Street, Suite 401
Anchorage, AK 99503
Registration: Please register for the event here https://event.capconcorp.com/wp/working-together/ and/or see the attached flyer with registration link.
Need Travel Assistance? If you are with a NW Tribe and need to request a travel scholarship please contact Colbie Caughlan at ccaughlan@npaihb.org. How much of each person’s travel we can cover will be based upon the number of requests we receive. To receive a partial or full travel scholarship please contact Colbie by Wed. April 17, 2019.


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Health News & Notes April 2019

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Tribal Digest Publication Issue 196
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Indigenous Pink Day

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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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