eCHAM

 

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

More than 150 submissions through the contact us feature will be in the next revision. Areas of revision include: 

Patient Care Visit

Emergency, Child & Teen, Digestive, Emergency Childbirth, Eye, Female Reproductive, Male Reproductive, Musculoskeletal, Nervous, Pregnancy, Respiratory, Skin & Soft Tissue, Urinary and Table of Contents

Reference and Procedure

Abbreviations, Anatomy, Clinic Management, Death and Grief, Introduction, Labs, Procedures and Wellness

Medicine

How to Use, Medicine Skills and Table of Contents

CHAP Expansion

Indian Health Service Press Release on expansion of the Community Health Aide Program: 

https://www.ihs.gov/newsroom/index.cfm/pressreleases/2017pressreleases/indian-health-service-plans-to-expand-community-health-aide-program/

Save the Date

RASU CHA Conference is providing a clincial update for certified Community Health Aides. The conference is scheduled for October 15-18, 2018 and will be held at the Nuka Learning and Wellness Center. See flyer for additional details.

The 2019 CHAP Forum is schedule for April 15-19, 2019 and will be held at ANTHC 4000 Ambassador Drive, Conference Rooms 1 and 2!

Newborn Screening Update

Alaska is changing the lab that tests the newborn bloodspot screening specimens (aka PKUs).  State of Alaska DHSS will be sending specimens to the lab in Iowa instead of the lab in Oregon. 

Please go through all old drawers and files in your clinic and remove all Oregon cards.  

Babies will now have one specimen collected at 24 hours of life, and won’t need a second one collected at 10-14 days. Some babies may still need a repeat screen; requests will come from ordering providers.

For more information, please see http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/wcfh/Pages/Resources-for-Providers.aspx or talk with your hospital’s lab. 

Continuing Education

  • Advanced Diabetes Health Aide Course, November 5-January 25, 2019 with face to face in Anchorage December 10-12. Earn 45 CMEs and 2 EMT credits. See registration form.

  • Final Live Online Cancer Education with Storytelling Course, September 20-November 29, 2018. Earn 22 hours of CHA/P CE. Click here for more information and registration form. 

  • 'Cancer Survivorship,' a new 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: http://anthc.remote-learner.net/.

  • 12 interactive, online cancer education modules with helpful resources and activities are available for CHA/P and BHA CE. For more information, see flyer.

  • Palliative Care TeleECHO Clinic, every other Wednesday 12-1 pm. Learn more about the program and register at: https://anthc.org/palliative-care/palliative-care-echo/

Telemedicine Cart Checks 

AFHCANcart Quick Check Form: http://afhcan.org/documentation/dl/Cart%20Quick%20Check.pdf

AFHCANcart Quick Check Guide:   http://afhcan.org/documentation/dl/AFHCANcart%20Quick%20Check%20Guide%20v10_0.pdf

CHAP Certification Board Applications

email address:  chapcb@anthc.org

Future CHAP Certification Board meeting dates:  

October 3-4, 2018, deadline for accepting applications is September 26, 2018.

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