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.


Due to the Coronavirus also known as COVID-19, we regret to inform you that we are cancelling the Community Health Aide Program Forum scheduled for April 6-10, 2020. We will try to offer CE at a later date or possibly reschedule the Forum for Fall 2020.

CHAM Revision

Updates done on March 29, 2020, highlights inlcude updates to Pneumonia plan and medicines to current guidelines, and removal of Cefazolin, see a full list of changes here.

Shining Star Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the Shining Star awards. The deadline is March 6, 2020. Award winners will be recognized at the CHAP Forum award luncheon the week of April 6-10th. Nomination form is available here.

Continuing Education

  • COVID-19 CE - The ANTHC CHAP Team, Statewide Partners, and Distance Learning Network have released the COVID-19 CE. Information is rapidly changing. The course will be updated every Friday. This course is worth 1hr of CE and is available now on the Distance Learning Network.

  • Metric System CE - The ANTHC CHAP Team and Distance Learning Network have released the new Metric CE in order to prepare CHA/Ps for the CHAM metric conversion. This course is worth 1hr of CE and is available now on the Distance Learning Network!

  • 'Cancer Survivorship,' an 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 on the Distance Learning Network.

  • Palliative Care TeleECHO Clinic, offered the first Wednesday of the month from 11:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Learn more about the program and register to receive 1.5 CHAP CE at: Click here for flyer.

Environmental News

Paralytic shellfish poisoning suspected on the Alaska Peninsula

Metric Conversion Videos

In order to prepare for the CHAM metric conversion, it is recommended that you watch the following YouTube videos:


Telemedicine Cart Checks 

AFHCANcart Quick Check Form

AFHCANcart Quick Check Guide

CHAP Certification Board Applications

email address:

Future CHAP Certification Board meeting dates:  

June 2-3, 2020, deadline for accepting applications is May 27, 2020.

September 29-30, 2020, deadline for accepting applicaiton is September 22, 2020.


Link to the CHAP Certification Board Page