Community Health Aide Program Expansion
The Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) is a multidisciplinary system of mid-level behavioral, community, and dental health professionals working alongside licensed providers to offer patients increased access to quality care in rural Alaskan areas. In 2016, The Indian Health Service (IHS) consulted with Tribes on expanding the program, and in 2018, formed the CHAP Tribal Advisory Group (CHAP TAG) to expand CHAP to the lower 48 states.
CHAP Virtual Learning Sessions on FY 2020 Funds
On September 22, 2020 the IHS announced Tribal consultation on FY 2020 funds to support the implementation of the national Community Health Aide Program. As part of consultation, IHS is hosting a series of virtual learning sessions on key topics related to CHAP. Please visit the Community Education page for additional information on these sessions.