Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (NWTEC)

Mission:
The mission of the Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (The EpiCenter) is to collaborate with Northwest American Indian Tribes to provide health-related research, surveillance, training and technical assistance to improve the quality of life of American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AI/ANs).

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The EpiCenter is one of twelve national Centers charged with collecting tribal health status data, evaluating data monitoring and delivery systems, and assisting tribes in identifying local priorities for healthcare delivery and health education.

Since 1997, The EpiCenter has administered a number of successful health research and surveillance projects serving the Northwest Tribes.

The EpiCenter serves the 43 federally recognized tribes in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

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Goals:
Tribal health research and surveillance priorities are identified by NPAIHB delegates on an annual basis. The EpiCenter’s current goals include:

  • Assisting communities in implementing disease surveillance systems and identifying health status priorities.
  • Providing health specific data and community health profiles for Tribal communities.
  • Conducting tribal health research and program evaluation.
  • Partnering with tribal, state, and federal agencies to improve the quality and accuracy of AI/AN health data.
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Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center
Portland, OR
Director: Victoria Warren-Mears, PhD
Phone: (503) 228-4185



12 Tribal Epidemiology Centers

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