Project staff from the Northwest Portland (Ore.) Area Indian Health Board worked with local Native American health leaders to revise and pilot test a newly created Indian Community Health Profile, which local tribes can use to assess the health status of the tribal community and monitor its progress over time.
The health board is a nonprofit tribal organization that assists the 41 federally recognized tribes of Idaho, Oregon and Washington on health-related matters.
The Indian Community Health Profile project:
- Established a process for tribal communities to develop their own community health profile, using local site coordinators and tribal resources.
- Developed templates for individual health indicators that other communities can use.
- Disseminated information about the profile to a wide range of tribal, regional and national audiences.