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 Forum

Registration is now open for 2018 CHAP Forum. It will be located at the ANTHC Consortium Office Building conference rooms 1 and 2 - Anchorage, March 26-30, 2018. Registration fees are $325 before 3/12, and $425 after. Click here for payment form. Agenda is available and subject to change.

To register please go to this link:

CHAP Expansion

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

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

  • Lunch and learn Thursdays from 12:00-1:00pm February 1-April 5, 2018. Each 'Cancer Conversation' webinar is approved for 1 hour of CHAP CE. To learn more, see flyer. Please note this is a new educational series and is different from the one noted below.

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

  • Palliative Care TeleECHO Clinic, every other Wednesday 12-1 pm. Learn more about the program and register at:

Telemedicine Cart Checks 

AFHCANcart Quick Check Form:

AFHCANcart Quick Check Guide:

CHAP Certification Board Applications

email address:

Future CHAP Certification Board meeting dates:  

June 6-7, 2018, deadline for accepting applications is May 30, 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