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Community Education

Behavioral Health Aides

"Alaska Behavioral Health Aide Program"
Narrated By: Xiomara Owens, Director of Behavioral Health Aide Training, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

The Alaska Behavioral Health Aide Program services the entire state of Alaska through the use of four-level aide system. The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Behavioral Health Aide Training Director shares how Alaska’s BHA program is growing a community-based workforce to provide quality services to Alaska Natives.

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Dental Health Aides

"Dental Health Aide and Dental Health Aide Therapist 101"
Narrated By: Chris Halliday, Deputy Director of Division of Oral Health, Indian Health Service (IHS)

This webinar provides a general overview of the scope of training for Dental Health Aides and Dental Health Aide Therapists. Dental Health Aides and Dental Health Aide Therapists are an innovative solution to help meet the oral health needs of communities, and they have become integrated into many healthcare teams serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Many Dental Health Aides and Dental Health Aide Therapists have personal and cultural ties to the communities they serve, and their relevant knowledge of traditions, norms and practices have led to great acceptance and appreciation of the care they provide. The basics of the dental health aide program and the how it integrates into the existing system of care within oral health are covered in this webinar.

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CHAP Expansion

"Overview of the Community Health Aide Program Expansion"
Narrated By: Minette Galindo, IHS Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) Lead and Public Health Advisor

IHS launched consultation in 2016 to expand the Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) nationally. This webinar offers a summary of IHS activities to date and how IHS is working with Tribes to expand a program that will reduce health disparities and increase access to care.

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