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Community Health Aide Program Expansion

healthcare workers and clients

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.