"Welcome to the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board website. You will notice that we are engaged in many areas of Indian health, including legislation, health promotion and disease prevention, as well as data surveillance and research. Our strengths include an active board, talented staff, and a forward thinking organization. We know that there is much work to be done to improve the health status in Indian Country, but we do not shy away from the challenge. Established in 1972, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB or the Board) is a non-profit tribal advisory organization serving the forty-three federally recognized tribes of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Each member tribe appoints a Delegate via tribal resolution, and meets quarterly to direct and oversee all activities of NPAIHB. [...] NPAIHB Delegates create and update a strategic plan, which contains four main functional areas: Health promotion and disease prevention; Legislative and policy analysis; Training and technical assistance; [and] Surveillance and research. NPAIHB houses a tribal epidemiology center (EpiCenter), several health promotion disease prevention projects, and is active in Indian health policy."
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB)