Opioid Use Disorder


The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) Consortium is comprised of 36 tribes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Our primary aim is to assist tribes in tackling the opioid epidemic through increasing capacity to implement effective prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts.

Our work includes:

  • Developing a strategic approach for a comprehensive tribal opioid response (see the TOR National Strategic Agenda)
  • Expanding access to culturally appropriate prevention, treatment, and recovery activities
  • Promoting interventions that are community-tested, evidence-based, and draw from the strengths of tribal nations and peoples

For additional information about the TOR Consortium, please contact Colbie Caughlan, Project Director at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, at ccaughlan@npaihb.org.


Other Resources

Substance use disorders (SUDs) deeply impact American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) pregnant and parenting people (PPP). Like others in the US, AI/AN communities have developed innovative strategies in response.

To assist these efforts, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, alongside clinicians and individuals in recovery, developed a Plans of Safe Care Toolkit.

To assist tribes in successfully addressing the opioid epidemic, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, along with partners, developed this strategic agenda. Recommendations are based on input from tribal policymakers, service providers, and individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD).

Free confidential service that provides on-demand clinical recommendations from experts on effectively treating patients with substance use disorders; designed for providers practicing at I/T/U facilities.

Have questions or looking for more information about our project? Please contact Larissa Molina, Program Manager at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board at Lmolina@npaihb.org or use the form below:

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