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 

  • Currently revising the Skin and Soft Tissue section. To include comments and revision suggestions send them to CHAM staff using the contact us feature in the eCHAM.

  • Regional notes are expected to be active with the next iCHAM release.

  • Sections currently under review for release are: 

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

Continuing Education

  • 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 starting May 24, 2017. Learn more about the program and register at:

Save the Dates

  • 2017 World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Viral Hepatitis: "Improving Access to Care for Indigenous Peoples Across the Globe," Alaska Pacific University - Anchorage, August 8-9, 2017. Registration:

  • Niqipiat Nigikkavut: Alaska Plants as Food & Medicine in Kotzebue, September 6-8, 2017. Registration:

  • Online Cancer Education with Storytelling Course, September 12 - November 30, 2017, Tuesdays and Thursdays - 12-1 pm. Click here for more information and registration. 

  • Dena'ina Plants as Food & Medicine Conference, Kenaitze Indian Tribe, September 16-17, 2017. Registration not available yet.

  •  5th Alaska Native Health Research Conference: "Strengthening Communities Through Research for a Healthier Tomorrow," Hotel Captain Cook - Anchorage, October 16-18, 2017. Registration opens Aug. 1. Travel scholarship applications are being accepted through July 21 at 5 pm:

Telemedicine Cart Checks 

AFHCANcart Quick Check Form:

AFHCANcart Quick Check Guide:

CHAP Certification Board Applications

email address:

Future CHAP Certification Board meeting dates:  

October 25-26, 2017, deadline for accepting applications is October 18.

Link to the CHAP Certification Board Page

CHAP Certification Board Standards and Procedures

click here for CHAPCB Standards and Procedures, amended January 26, 2017

Alaska Native Epidemiology Center

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