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.

eCHAM Update

Some new videos have been created for using the iPad. They can be found on youtube.

Continuing Education

A new Telehealth continuing education course is available online at the new CHAP Distance Learning Network website. Earn 2 hours of CE, learning about telemedicine as it relates to you, your patients and our Alaska Tribal Health System.

Coping Skills Seminar, September 27-29th

A Coping Skills Seminar will be held September 27-29, 2016 at ANTHC. The course will be based on the class developed by the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Community Health Aide Program to assist CHA/Ps in identifying and coping with job related stress.

Please check with your CHAP Director if you are interested in participating.

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Save the Dates:

  • 5th Annual Alaskan Plants as Food & Medicine Symposium, September 11-13, 2016 - Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage. Register at:  

  • 2016 Alaska Maternal Child Health & Immunization Conference, September 27-28, 2016 - Hilton Anchorage. Registration is now open:

  • Camp Coho, a one-day children's grief camp, will be on October 1, 2016 - Alaska Native Health Campus, Anchorage. Click here for flyer. 

  • Children's Environmental Health Summit, October 5-6, 2016 - Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage. Register at:

  • Advanced Diabetes Health Aide Course, October 5-December 16, 2016 via teleconference with a face-to-face class November 14-16 - ANMC Campus, Anchorage. Registration form is available here.

  • 32nd Annual Alaska Native Diabetes Conference, November 29-December 1, 2016 - Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage. For more information and to register, click here.

Shining Star Awards

The 2016 Shining Star Awardees were recognized at the CHAP Forum on April 26th. If you missed it and would like to see the award presentation, click here.

CHAP Certification Board Applications

The next CHAP Certification Board meeting is scheduled for October 26-27, 2016.  The deadline for accepting applications is October 19, 2016. Link to the CHAP Certification Board Page

CHAP Certification Board Standards and Procedures

click here for CHAPCB Standards and Procedures, amended June 30, 2016

Alaska Native Epidemiology Center

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