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Community Health Representative

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The IHS Community Health Representative (CHR) Program provides guidance and support to a national Tribal Community Health Workforce identified as Community Health Representatives (CHRs) working across American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) communities. CHRs are frontline public health workers who improve access to healthcare in AI/AN communities and build community capacity.


Community Health Representatives provide outreach, education, informal counseling, social support, patient-centered care, and advocacy services that improve the health and wellness of American Indian and Alaska Native people


Good health and wellness for all American Indian and Alaska Native individuals, families, and communities