The NW NARCH program, in collaboration with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and the OHSU Prevention Research Center, is seeking applications from qualified tribal health researchers to attend a new cancer control research training program. Successful applicants will attend a two-week (expenses paid) training, offered in conjunction with the Summer Research Training Institute, at the Indian Health Board in June 2018. This session will be followed by a one-week (expenses paid) training in the fall of 2018. Fellows will work with peer and career mentors to develop and implement cancer control projects, and will be supported to attend professional meetings to present their research findings.
Nurse practitioners, PAs, Pharmacists, and PCPs can treat most hepatitis c infected patients in an office based setting and be confident that the vast majority of the these patients will be cured. We have the rare opportunity to eliminate a potentially life threatening disease and hepatitis C treatment (HCV) administered by nonspecialist providers is as safe and effective as that provided by specialists. We can substantially expand the availability of community-based providers to escalate HCV therapy, bridging existing gaps in the continuum of care for patients with HCV infection. Together, we can eliminate Hep 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. So why are so many people dying?
Most HCV falls on baby boomers – those born from 1945 to 1965 – many of whom have unknowingly been living with the infection for many years. Persons infected with HCV usually have no symptoms and do not know they are infected. Baby boomers may have been infected during medical procedures decades ago when injection and blood transfusions were not as safe as today. These infections from many years ago are now showing up as long term …
Funding Purpose: The overall goal is to support existing or create new child passenger safety efforts in tribal communities.
Application Deadline: December 12th, 2016
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Motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death among Native American and Alaska Native children. Administered by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and funded by the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparity, the Native CARS Study is dedicated to improving the use of child safety seats in tribal communities and keeping children safe.
Jessica Leston, HIV/STI/HCV Clinical Programs Director for the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board was a guest columnist in the Oregonian on October 11, 2016. She writes about one of the many health inequities experienced by American Indian and Alaska Native people and calls for action, “Veterans Affairs received total access to hepatitis C medication seven months ago, but Indian Health Services and its patients are being left behind, again. American Indians and Alaska Natives deserve equal treatment as veterans. Now.” Click here to read more http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/10/indian_country_is_dying_from_a.html.