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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Community health representative: The first tribally contracted program, since 1968 - American indian paraprofessional healthcare providers

CHR - Mission Statement

General CHR Information

Greetings, and welcome to the national CHR program website! This is something new for us and we are learning, so please bear with us through the good and the glitches. You will no doubt encounter some information which is dated, but we’re striving to update as fast as we can.

Please, Please, Please send us any comments, suggestions or errors (as well as the compliments) that you find.

Because of the impact of the self-government regulations, the CHR program is continuously self-monitoring and revising to meet the needs of our American Indian and Alaskan Native communities within the constructs of individual tribal direction while fulfilling our mission

Mission Statement

To provide quality outreach health care services and health promotion/disease prevention services to American Indians and Alaska Natives within their communities through the use of well-trained CHR’s as mandated by Section 107 of P.L. 100-713, dated November 23, 1988.


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