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.

CHAP Expansion

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

CHAM Update 

  • Update to newborn temperature range released 5.8.2018.

  • 2018 Immunization updates released 4.25.2018.

  • Sections currently under review for release are: 

Bleeding,  c-a-b medical assessment, Choking Guideline, CPR, Emergency Childbirth-EFH,  Emergency Childbirth-PCV, Hypothermia, Near Drowning, and Tourniquet

Continuing Education

  • 'Children and Grief,' a new online module, is now available. Children's grief is different from adults. Knowing more about how children of different ages and developmental stages grieve helps us have a better understanding of how grief affects all family members. Learn helpful ways to support children as they grieve while earning 2 hours of CHAP or BHA CE. Module available at:

  • 10 interactive, online cancer modules with helpful resources and activities are available. For more information, see flyer.

  • Palliative Care TeleECHO Clinic, every other Wednesday 12-1 pm. Learn more about the program and register at:

Telemedicine Cart Checks 

AFHCANcart Quick Check Form:

AFHCANcart Quick Check Guide:

CHAP Certification Board Applications

email address:

Future CHAP Certification Board meeting dates:  

June 6-7, 2018, deadline for accepting applications is May 30, 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