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VISIT The EpiCenter is one of twelve national Centers charged with collecting tribal health status data, evaluating data monitoring and delivery systems, and assisting tribes in identifying local priorities for healthcare delivery and health education. Learn More > OUR EPICENTER MAKING by expanding access to consistent, routine, high quality oral health care in tribal communities. Learn More > SMILES BRIGHTER Northwest NARCH Carefully designed and implemented health research can provide solutions to help eliminate the vast disparities in health between Northwest American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) and non-AI/ANs. Learn More > Native CARS Study The Native CARS Study serves to improve rates of child safety seat use for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Learn More > EHR and Meaningful
Use Support Center
The EHR and MU Support Center seeks to provide support not only in meeting Meaningful Use, but also in supporting the day to day use of electronic health records to better serve our patients and work towards reducing health disparities. Learn More >

“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

Tribal Researchers’ Cancer Control Fellowship Program Flyer

2021 TRCCFP Application (pdf)

2021 TRCCFP Application Fill-in (docx)

Fall/Winter 2020 NARCH e-NEWS! 

Ashley Thomas, MPH
Program Manager
NW Native American Research Center for Health
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
2121 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201


Health News & Notes

NPAIHB Statement of Solidarity with BLM: Click image below to read

Directory of NPAIHB Programs

Learn more about the good work that’s going on!

Breaking News:

Tribal Digest Publication Issue 272
Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country

MMWR – Aug 19, 2020

2021 Food Sovereignty Project

Request for Applications
$1000-$3000 Implementation Funds
Through the Native American Agriculture Fund, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) is able to support the Food Sovereignty Project and the NW Tribal Food Sovereignty Coalition.
The 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.
To submit your completed application or for additional information please contact:

Nora Frank-Buckner, MPH
Food Sovereignty Project Manager
Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center, NPAIHB
Email: nfrank@npaihb.org
Phone: (c) 541-274-0046


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.