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“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.
View Legislative & Policy Updates
- June 16, 2022: Secretary Becerra Invokes Defense Production Act to Address Infant Formula Shortage
- May 26, 2022: FDA and CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Pfizer Boosters for 5-11 Year Olds.
- May 9, 2022: U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) forming its first ever Tribal Advisory Committee.
- April 6, 2022: SAMHSA Announces Fiscal Year 2022 Grants.
- March 29, 2022: Indian Health Service (IHS) Announces Funding Allocation.
- March 22, 2022: NIH Announces Tribal Consultation on Helping to End Addiction Long-Term (HEAL) Initiative.
- March 15, 2022: Violence Against Women Act. Reauthorization
- March 3, 2022: U.S. Department of Justice Tribal Consulting on Supporting Public Safety for Tribal Communities
- February 15, 2022: Tribal Nations Reach Opioid Settlement with Manufacturers and Distributors.
Evaluating our Effectiveness in Improving Asthma Care for Children and Adolescents
A project sponsored by the Indian Health Service, Tribal Environmental Services, in partnership with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. The goal of this evaluation is to reduce asthma attacks & in home asthma triggers.
Who qualifies to participate?
Children and Teens age 3-17 with asthma and their parents/guardians
What are the benefits of participating in this intervention evaluation?
- Patients and their parent and/or guardians will receive education.
- Parent and/or guardians will receive in home visits in order to provide special vacuum cleaners, mattresses & pillow covers, and green cleaning supplies.
- Services are free of charge
- Supplies are your families to keep!
- You will receive a $25 gift card for participating.
For more referral information, please talk with your primary care provider to request a referral.
For general Enhancing Control of Childhood Asthma in AI/AN Communities Project information contact:
Mattie Tomeo-Palmanteer: (503) 416-3254 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Loved Here, Save Here: Promoting Youth-Friendly and Non-Stigmatizing Sexual Health Messaging
The campaign materials – Loved Here, Safe Here were designed in collaboration with AI/AN LGBTQ and Two Spirit community members and can be posted, printed, or shared with your networks. Read more HERE. And visit our social marketing campaign page to download the campaign materials.
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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.
Administering health research and projects serving Northwest Tribes since 1997.
We offer use of premium training space free of charge to Member Tribes and related organizations.