Nora Frank-Buckner, WEAVE-NW Project Coordinator
2121 SW Broadway, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97201
The WEAVE-NW project is a cooperative agreement between the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) initiative. WEAVE-NW focuses on upstream public health approaches to chronic diseases prevention that are culturally-appropriate and community-driven.
The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board is 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 serve the 43 federally recognized tribes of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The NPAIHB houses the NW Tribal Epidemiology Center (NWTEC), one of thirteen 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.