Epidemiology & Surveillance Unit

The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit works to maintain and broaden the Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center’s (NWTEC) capacity to collect and disseminate accurate and timely data on tribal health priorities and issues impacting American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The goal of the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit is to provide routine surveillance, data analysis, and reporting to Northwest Tribes. 


  • Develop community health profiles, topic-specific fact sheets and dashboards, presentations, and other data products
  • Respond to Tribes’ requests for data-related technical assistance
  • Provide epidemiology-related training and capacity building 
  • Share subject-specific epidemiology knowledge (including in the areas of substance use, chronic disease, cancer, and other conditions)



  • Data Sharing
  • Data Analysis
  • Public Health Data Modernization
  • Training and Technical Assistance


The Epidemiology & Surveillance Unit is supported by grants from the Indian Health Service, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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