Northwest Tribes recognize that healthy Native mothers and children are at the heart of healthy Native communities. Healthy Native moms and babies need a continuum of support that extends across families, communities, health care and social services systems. The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) works to support tribal Maternal and Child Health (MCH) initiatives through community-based research projects, data, technical assistance, and coordination of resources.
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In 2017, the MCH Workgroup completed an assessment to identify programmatic priorities to advance MCH efforts at the NPAIHB and Northwest Tribes. The assessment identified some key themes for improving maternal and child health, including:
The full report can be accessed here: MCH Guiding Framework for the NPAIHB [PDF, 2018]
MCH-Opioid: Investigating Maternal Opioid Use, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Response in NW Tribal Communities
Northwest Tribal Dental Support Center: Baby Teeth Matter
WA Department of Health: Parenting Teens in partnership with the NPAIHB
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