NWCPHP partners with Tribal health organizations, including the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board which is a member of our Regional Network Steering Committee.
We help design and implement specific training activities, develop workforce development strategy, and support efforts to build greater capacity for public health education and training in tribal organizations throughout our six state region.
Recent activities include:
- NWCPOHP staff sit on the planning committee for the Annual Tribal Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Conference.
- Every year, NWCPHP conducts the for the .
About Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board is an important partner and a key member of NWCPHP's Regional Network Steering Committee. The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board was formed in 1972 as a nonprofit tribal advisory organization that represents Northwest tribes on health-related matters and provides health-related technical assistance. Their mission is to assist Northwest tribes to improve the health status and quality of life of member tribes and Indian people in their delivery of culturally appropriate and holistic health care.
The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board represents all 43 federally recognized tribes in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Its governing board is comprised of delegates designated by the tribal government of each of the member tribes. The delegates are responsible for ensuring that its projects fulfill its mission. The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board administers the Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center, which provides a broad range of support to member tribes in the areas of health research, surveillance, and capacity.