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Welcome to the Alaska CHAP Program

The Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) consists of a network of approximately 550 Community Health Aides/Practitioners (CHA/Ps) in over 170 rural Alaska villages. CHA/Ps work within the guidelines of the Alaska Community Health Aide/Practitioner Manual in assessing and referring members of their communities who seek medical care and consultation.  Alaska CHA/Ps are the frontline of healthcare in their communities.

CHAM Revision

A revision was done on August 14, 2018. Individual emails are being sent to people with CHAM accounts to notify them of this update.

**NOTE: The CHAM website will automatically update, to view the updates in the iCHAM, you will need to go to settings and click "check for updates". The ePUB and PDF do not automatically update, these will need to be deleted and new versions downloaded. If you have questions please contact the Program Manager at echam@anthc.org.

CHAP Expansion

Indian Health Service Press Release on expansion of the Community Health Aide Program: 

https://www.ihs.gov/newsroom/index.cfm/pressreleases/2017pressreleases/indian-health-service-plans-to-expand-community-health-aide-program/

Save the Date

The 2019 CHAP Forum is schedule for April 15-19, 2019 and will be held at ANTHC 4000 Ambassador Drive, Conference Rooms 1 and 2!

Newborn Screening Update

Alaska is changing the lab that tests the newborn bloodspot screening specimens (aka PKUs).  State of Alaska DHSS will be sending specimens to the lab in Iowa instead of the lab in Oregon. 

Please go through all old drawers and files in your clinic and remove all Oregon cards.  

Babies will now have one specimen collected at 24 hours of life, and won’t need a second one collected at 10-14 days. Some babies may still need a repeat screen; requests will come from ordering providers.

For more information, please see http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/wcfh/Pages/Resources-for-Providers.aspx or talk with your hospital’s lab. 

Continuing Education

  • Final Live Online Cancer Education with Storytelling Course, September 20-November 29, 2018. Earn 22 hours of CHA/P CE. Click here for more information and registration form. 

  • 'Cancer Survivorship,' a new online module is now available. Learn about cancer survivorship and helpful ways to support someone who is diagnosed with cancer while earning 2 hours of CHA/P or BHA CE. Module available at: http://anthc.remote-learner.net/.

  • 12 interactive, online cancer education modules with helpful resources and activities are available for CHA/P and BHA CE. For more information, see flyer.

  • Palliative Care TeleECHO Clinic, every other Wednesday 12-1 pm. Learn more about the program and register at: https://anthc.org/palliative-care/palliative-care-echo/

Telemedicine Cart Checks 

AFHCANcart Quick Check Form: http://afhcan.org/documentation/dl/Cart%20Quick%20Check.pdf

AFHCANcart Quick Check Guide:   http://afhcan.org/documentation/dl/AFHCANcart%20Quick%20Check%20Guide%20v10_0.pdf

CHAP Certification Board Applications

email address:  chapcb@anthc.org

Future CHAP Certification Board meeting dates:  

October 3-4, 2018, deadline for accepting applications is September 26, 2018.

Link to the CHAP Certification Board Page

CHAP Certification Board Standards and Procedures

click here for CHAPCB Standards and Procedures, amended June 22, 2017

Alaska Native Epidemiology Center

Link to the ANTHC Epi-Center with news and data from across Alaska