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

Current version updated on January 26, 2020. 

Updates include revised Table of Contents for Emergency Medicines and medicine updates in Pregnancy Plans 5, 6, 7. See full revision notes 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.

Save the Date

The CHAP Forum will be held on April 6-10th at the ANTHC Consortium Office Building, Conference Rooms 1&2. To register, please complete payment form here. When Eventmobi is ready, we'll be sending attendees a link so they can use app. There is a limited room block available at Springhill Suites University Lake through March 15 - more details are on the form.

Continuing Education

  • 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 with 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 at:

  • 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