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:

Manager Training

Registration is now open for the February 2018 Manager Training Course. This is open to those who work within the Community Health Aide Program. Please refer to our training page for a tentative agenda and registration.

CHAM Update 

  • The online 2018 Training calendar is posted.

  • Sections currently under review for release are: 

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

Continuing Education

Save the Dates

  •  CHAP Forum, ANTHC Consortium Office Building - Anchorage, March 26-30, 2018

Telemedicine Cart Checks 

AFHCANcart Quick Check Form:

AFHCANcart Quick Check Guide:

CHAP Certification Board Applications

email address:

Future CHAP Certification Board meeting dates:  

January 24-25, 2018, deadline for accepting applications is January 17.

Link to the CHAP Certification Board Page

CHAP Certification Board Standards and Procedures

click here for CHAPCB Standards and Procedures, amended June 22, 2017

Alaska Native Epidemiology Center

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