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CHR Skills Management Training

IHS provides web-based training for tribes in the IHS system and those tribes who have opted for Title I (AFA) shares and Compacted/Self Governance (Title V) tribes.

The IHS National CHR Program training and education components are:

  1. Basic Training (web-based) -To provide CHRs with general health education to build and support an integrated sustainable CHR workforce with the aim to promote health and prevent disease and disability in AI/AN communities. CHRs are required to successfully complete the CHR web-based modules within one year of employment.
  2. Advanced Training (web-based) -To increase CHRs health knowledge on a variety of public health related topics designed to improve outreach capacity to meet Tribal health system and IHS national goals. CHRs must have completed three years of continuous service as a CHR to be eligible to take the advanced modules.
  3. Specialized Training (onsite) -To provide CHRs with specialized training to expand the CHRs knowledge base and to promote culturally competent mediators (health brokers). Health brokers work with providers as team members and with members of the community by linking patients to community resources, help to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and to improve outcomes for community members. Examples of specialized training include but are not limited to: Motivational Interviewing, Case Management, Maternal Child Health, Mental Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and CHR documentation training.