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Program Management and Guidance
Indian Health Manual Community Health Representative Policy
The Community Health Representatives (CHR) Program is an Indian Health Service (IHS) funded, tribally contracted/granted and directed program of well-trained, community-based, health care providers, who provide health promotion and disease prevention services in their communities. Details about The CHR Program may be found in the Indian Health Manual Part 3, Chapter 16: Community Health Representatives.