Study Participation Opportunity

December 16th, 2022 by Kyle von Bose

Alaska Native Family-Based, Financial  Incentives Intervention for Smoking Cessation The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Mayo Clinic are working together. We wish to learn ways to help Alaska Native people who smoke quit with help from family. To join in this research study you must:• Be an Alaska Native or American Indian person• Be 21 years or older• Currently smoke cigarettesThose who join this study will look over the materials we would like to use in the study. We …

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ANTHC CHAP Forum Update

October 25th, 2022 by Kyle von Bose

Here is some important information regarding the ANTHC CHAP Forum scheduled for Monday, November 7 through Friday, November 11, 2022. It will be located at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center located at 600 West 7th Avenue on the second floor in the Boardroom also known as K’enakatnu 6. Breakfast and lunch will be catered daily. Attached are pictures of the draft agenda, the floor plan showing where the Boardroom is located at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center, available …

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ETT/EMT Classes 2023

August 25th, 2022 by Leah Woolard

ANTHC CHAP and SCF are working together to provide ETT and EMT classes for CHA/Ps in 2023.   To gather an accounting of how many people need either an initial or renewal course, we ask you to send your name, THO, class needed and contact information to Leah Woolard at

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A Course for Health Aides 7 one- hour classes from 9:00am-10:00am Tuesdays and Thursdays September 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29 Virtual Class7 CMEs For more information and to register:

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The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Course for Community Health Aides is now open for registration! The course will be held from June 28 to July 1 at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. This is a two-part course. The dates of the second course will be announced this summer. Both courses must be completed in order to be recognized as an information specialist in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault in your community. Continuing education credits are pending. Register for this …

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2022 CHAPCB Newsletter Vol 23 Issue 1 April

April 15th, 2022 by egonzalez

Issue highlights: CHA/P Re-Entry and Biennial Skills, October 2021 and January 2022 Certifications, CHAPCB Member Update, Linda Curda Retirement, CHAM Update, Dental Health Therapist Practitioner, BHA Curriculum Revision and Colorectal Screening

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Congratulations: CHAP Session III Completed

April 7th, 2022 by Kyle von Bose

Yay ladies! Left to right: Ginger Bear, EAT-King Cove Letia Walcott, BBAHC-Ekwok Melonie Kashevaroff, Chugachmiut-Chenega Bay Danielle Malchoff, Chugachmiut-Port Graham

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The Community Health Aide Program Certification Board (CHAPCB), created the BHA curriculum through a statewide collaboration with members of the behavioral health and substance use community in 2008. The curriculum was created to develop BHA knowledge and skills at four levels of service provision and was designed to build upon the skill of the previous level of practice. In 2020 the Behavioral Health Academic Review Committee (BHARC) undertook the task of reviewing and updating the curriculum and submitted a revision …

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CHAA meeting for 3/24/22 postponed

March 23rd, 2022 by jbragg

The CHAA meeting for 3/24/22 at 1200 postponed. New meeting will be April 8 at 1200

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News You Can Use on Diabetes CE

March 14th, 2022 by Kyle von Bose

Read this quarter’s News You Can Use on Diabetes: eating mindfully. Earn 1 hour of continuing education credit by answering the CE quiz questions and completing the CE evaluation form. You can find the online CE at CHAP Remote Learner or download the newsletter.

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CHAA Meeting 2/10/22 1200-1300

February 8th, 2022 by jbragg

All CHA/P’s are invited Hi all, Here is the latest Zoom invite for the CHAA meeting on Thursday, February 10, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm. Leah please forward to CHAP directors to send on to their Community Health Aides/Practitoners. John will post to the site. I will post to the Facebook AK CHAP group page. I don’t have the agenda yet, it will include available Continuing Education, Vaccine Hesitancy information, CHAP Forum and ETT/EMS information. Thank you, Lucy Bragg, CHP ANTHC …

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Re-Entry and Biennial Skills

February 5th, 2022 by Kyle von Bose

Important Notice regarding standard changes to CHAPCB standards and procedures requirements for renewal. Recently, the CHAPCB determined, after extensive consideration of Community Health Aide Program stakeholder input from the CHAP Academic Review Committee, CHAP Training Center Coordinators, and Alaska Association of CHAP Directors, that a change was needed to CHAPCB Section 2.50.200 to ensure that all Community Health Aides, regardless of certification level, complete a standardized biennial competency evaluation. See the attached documents for information:

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CHAA Meeting for 2/2/22 postponed

February 2nd, 2022 by jbragg

The meeting is rescheduled for Thursday, February 10, 12 pm. Hi all, Here is the latest Zoom invite for the CHAA meeting on Thursday, February 10, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm. Leah please forward to CHAP directors to send on to their Community Health Aides/Practitoners. John will post to the site. I will post to the Facebook AK CHAP group page. I don’t have the agenda yet, it will include available Continuing Education, Vaccine Hesitancy information, CHAP Forum and ETT/EMS information. …

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Health Aide Focus Group

January 18th, 2022 by Kyle von Bose

Meeting Purpose: The Community Health Aide Program, Behavioral Health Aide Program, and Alaska Dental Therapy Educational Program are partnering with Agnew::Beck Consulting to plan more integrated educational experiences and support collaboration across the three health aide disciplines. The purpose of this Zoom session is to hear from you and your peers about your recommendations for the education process and how to make shared training work. Logistics: The meetings will take place over Zoom during the lunch hour. You are welcome to …

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Coloring Pages For Your Clinic!

December 22nd, 2021 by Angelica Afcan

ANTHC developed some coloring pages customized to our rural communities Environmental Health Professions. Please feel free to download and print out for use in your communities. Click Here To Download!

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ANTHC Interprofessional Education + Collaboration Survey

December 17th, 2021 by Kyle von Bose

TAKE THE SURVEY To thank you for taking the survey, please enter your contact information at the end of the survey to be entered in a drawing for one of three Bank of America $50 gift cards. Contact information will only be used for sending prize drawings to winners and will not be tied to your survey responses.

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Congratulations Anchorage Training Center Students

December 14th, 2021 by Kyle von Bose

Congratulations to Gladys (Ambler), Laura (Selawik), Kimasook (Noorvik), Karina (Utqiagvik), Kate (Nuiqsut), Lawrence (Kobuk), and Latasha (St. Paul), for completing Blended Session I-II Block 2!

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Congratulations to Our Rural Heroes!

December 14th, 2021 by Kyle von Bose

Please congratulate these outstanding health aides, who were honored during today’s Health Aide Award Ceremony. We thank you for your dedication, commitment and for improving the health outcomes of the people in your community. Thank you for all you do for community health in Alaska!

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Alaska Developmental Screening Survey

December 2nd, 2021 by Kyle von Bose

On behalf of the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, the Alaska Universal Developmental Screening Advisory Committee (UDSAC) invites you to please participate in this short survey about developmental screening. Your valuable answers will help guide the committee’s activities to support our vision that all children and their caregivers have access to developmental screening in Alaska. Please feel free to forward this link on to others and fill out the survey even if you DO NOT …

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Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Training

November 4th, 2021 by Kyle von Bose

For Session III and above CHAs: The Anchorage CHAP Training Center, along with Alaska Legal Services and Tundra Women’s Coalition, specialized training in domestic violence and sexual assault for Community Health Aides at the Session III level and above.  The training will be in two sessions: The first session will be held from November 30 through December 3, 2021.The second session will be held in December 2022.  Participating health aides will have to attend both sessions to qualify for a …

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CHAP Seeks Volunteer Prenatal Patients

November 1st, 2021 by Kyle von Bose

We need prenatal patient volunteers 24+ weeks pregnant for our health aide students on November 4 and November 10. Volunteers earn 25$ to $50 gift cards! Give Faith a call at 729-4492 to schedule.

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October 28th, 2021 by Kyle von Bose

ANTHC CHAP would like to express our deepest sorrow for the passing of Barbara Elizabeth Johnson (1/12/1937 – 10/23/2021). Barbara was a long-time Community Health Aide in the Southeast region from 1968 to her retirement in 2005. Barbara served on the Community Health Aide Certification Board and the Community Health Aide Association. Barbara was a proponent of Community Health Aides in her actions and by her example and the loss of her will be felt statewide.

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Influenza Update 2021-2022

October 14th, 2021 by Leah Woolard

Course: Influenza Update 2021-2022 – 2 CE, available on the Distance Learning Network: This continuing education course covers current information regarding: The signs and symptoms of influenza virus infection Similarities and differences of influenza and COVID-19 How influenza vaccination works to prevent infection The different types of influenza vaccines Vaccine information for the 2021 – 2022 season

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Diabetes Education Basics

October 14th, 2021 by Kyle von Bose

A Course for Health Aides:Supporting a Person with Diabetes to Live Healthy in Their CommunityANTHC Diabetes Program 7 one-hour classes from 9:00am-10:00amEvery Thursday (except Thanksgiving)October 28, November 4, 11, 18, Dec 2, 9, 16VIRTUAL Class7 CMEs See attachment for registration information:

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2021 CHAPCB Newsletter Vol 22 Issue 1 August

August 27th, 2021 by Kyle von Bose

Issue highlights: June 2021 Certifications COVID-19 Information Resources CHAP Redesigned Website 2021 DHAT Graduation Board Member Updates Behavioral Health Update Summary of Board Actions

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