NPAIHB COVID-19 UPDATE Click for Resources 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 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 > MAKING by expanding access to consistent, routine, high quality oral health care in tribal communities. Learn More > SMILES BRIGHTER 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.”


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.

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Pleased to Present

Tribal Disease Detectives: Contact Tracing Training
June 29, 10:30 Monday Pacific Time

Register for This Training:

Recommended Pretraining Video
Principles of Contact Tracing

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

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FY2021 Env. Health Hazards and Disasters.sub-awards RFA.pdf

Natural Disasters – Get the Flyer
The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) Environmental Public Health Program will consult with Tribes to identify the environmental health hazards associated with disasters, document and distribute lessons-learned on your responses to the disasters, and provide technical assistance on disasters. Tribes will incorporate traditional ecological knowledge in understanding the environmental health hazards associated with disasters.

FY2021 Env. Health Hazards and Well Water.sub-awards RFA.pdf

Water and Well Funding – Get the Flyer
Funded applicants will build and strengthen the capacity of Tribes to identify, evaluate, and improve domestic well water safety programs. NPAIHB proposes to fund and train staff at three Tribes to identify all private drinking water wells, conduct screening sampling for contaminants, and perform risk assessments for improving wellhead protection.

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


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


Directory of NPAIHB Programs

Learn more about the Programs at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.

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

Tribal Digest Publication Issue 247
Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country

MMWR – Aug 19, 2020


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.