Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board: Indian Leadership for Indian Health

Funding Sources

IHS HP/DP Healthy Native Communities Fellowship program
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Core funding for the NPAIHB is provided through a Public Law 93-638 contract with the Indian Health Service. Program Operations staff provide analysis of health-related legislation and Indian Health Service policy which impact tribal health programs. They provide technical assistance and advocate for Northwest Tribes on health issues.

The Northwest tribes have long recognized the need to exercise control over the design and development of health care delivery systems in their local communities. When directed through a resolution of the Board, NPAIHB staff pursue contracts and grants of regional benefit to Northwest tribal health programs. Strategic planning sessions provide the opportunity to set priorities for pursuing this funding. Current contracts and grants include:

    Northwest Tribal Cancer Control Project
    Western Tobacco Prevention Project
    National Tribal Tobacco Prevention Network
    Women’s Health Promotion Project
    Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center

The NPAIHB monthly funding report is a list of health related funding opportunities that is sent to our 43 Delegates, Tribal Health Directors, and Chairs. The list provides basic information such as title, due date, amount of award, short description, and contact information for those requiring more detailed information.  These reports can be viewed from the NPAIHB Reports section of Resources.

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Other Resources

VA Office of Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships
National Health Service Corps Scholarships
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program