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 Update 

Super User Training is scheduled for February 2017, see the CHAM tab for a list of all upcoming trainings.

Continuing Education

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

Save the Dates

  • Cancer Education with Storytelling Course, January 17-April 6, 2017 - distance learning. Syllabus and registration form is available here.

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

  • 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

Shining Star Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Shining Star awards. The deadline to nominate a CHA/P is March 20, 2017. The Shining Star awardees will be recognized at the CHAP Forum during the week of April 24-28, 2017. Nomination forms can be found here

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 January 25-26, 2017.  The deadline for accepting applications is January 18, 2017. 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