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 

  • If you are using an iPad that has reached its useful software life, eCHAM does have a discount available with Apple, see the details here.

  • iCHAM version 1.5 is available in the App Store. Version updates include updated search feature, release notes available from settings icon and ability to reset your password. 

Continuing Education

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

Save the Dates

  • Management of Acute Burn Wounds, April 25, 2017 - ANMC, Anchorage. See flyer for more information.

  • Prevent, Treat, Educate Conference: Working Together to Reduce HIV, STDs, Viral Hepatitis and TB in Alaska, May 8-10, 2017. More information can be found at

  • Manager Training, May 22-24, click here to register.

CHAP Forum

  • CHAP Forum, April 24-28, 2017 - ANTHC Consortium Office Building, Anchorage.

    Registration is now open on EventMobi, click here to register. Registration fee is $300 before April 7th and $400 after. Click here for payment form. See agenda as of 3/7/17.

  • CHAP Forum Nexplanon Training - open to CHA II's and above. Complete registration form and include a letter of approval from CHAP Director. 

Telemedicine Cart Checks 

AFHCANcart Quick Check Form:

AFHCANcart Quick Check Guide:

CHAP Certification Board Applications

email address:

The next CHAP Certification Board meeting is scheduled for June 21-22, 2017.  The deadline for accepting applications is June 14, 2017. 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