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

Content Version 5.4 Metric update now available. If you have a back up version of the CHAM (ePub/PDF) please use the instructions from the learning tools page to download the updated versions.

Release notes: There was a fix to a table in medicine skills updated 10.15.19, prompting you to accept release notes again.

Continuing Education

  • Metric System CE - The ANTHC CHAP Team and Distance Learning Network have released the new Metric CE in order to prepare CHA/Ps for the CHAM metric conversion. This course with worth 1hr of CE and is available now on the Distance Learning Network!

  • 'Influenza Update 2018-2019' is now available on the Distance Learning Network: By completing this module you can earn 2 continuing education credits. 

  • 'Cancer Survivorship,' an 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:

  • Palliative Care TeleECHO Clinic, every other Wednesday 11:30 am-1 pm. Learn more about the program and register to receive 1.5 CHAP CE at: For more information, see flyer.

Environmental News

Paralytic shellfish poisoning suspected on the Alaska Peninsula

Metric Conversion Videos

In order to prepare for the CHAM metric conversion, it is recommended that you watch the following YouTube videos:


Telemedicine Cart Checks 

AFHCANcart Quick Check Form

AFHCANcart Quick Check Guide

CHAP Certification Board Applications

email address:

Future CHAP Certification Board meeting dates:  

February 12-13, 2020, deadline for accepting applications is February 5, 2020.

Link to the CHAP Certification Board Page

CHAP Certification Board Standards and Procedures

Click here for CHAPCB Standards and Procedures, amended January 25, 2018