Come join us at this year’s virtual Integrated Care Forum for Alaska’s Health Aides every Thursday and Friday from May 6-21, 2021! We are highlighting the benefits of treating the whole person both mind and body. This is an opportunity to learn alongside your fellow Community Health Aides and Dental Health Aides and Behavioral Health Aides. Click here for a complete Agenda-At-A-Glance!

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Cultural Value: Humor

February 2nd, 2021 by sdpatraw

We all like a good laugh right? Many believe that laughter and a good sense of humor “does good, like a medicine” as the proverb says. Researchers have shown this to be true and even tell us how it works.  It turns out that laughing and smiling actually release neurotransmitters in your brain like dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin. These neurotransmitters are referred to as the “feel good” chemicals in our system. A surge of these neurotransmitters in your system are …

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Health Aide Continuing Ed Series

September 12th, 2020 by sdpatraw

This series of online trainings was developed specifically for Alaska’s Health Aides – Behavioral Health, Dental Health, and Community Health. Each session is aimed to build on current knowledge and skills, while providing information and skills necessary to be a member of an interprofessional team of healthcare workers. Each webinar will be 90-120 minutes in length, with the full series taking place over the course of eight weeks via the Zoom online meeting platform. Fee: $20 per session, all sessions …

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In mid-March of 2020 our lives changed forever as news broke of the pending COVID-19 global pandemic.  As the Behavioral Health Aide (BHA) Program reviewed our upcoming BHA training calendar we felt fortunate to have decided early on to prioritize distance delivery methods to instruct Alaska’s BHAs.  BHAs across the state must be trained to meet the requirements for a certification program that is modeled after the Community Health Aide Program (CHAP).   BHAs, like CHAPs and DHATs, are trained to …

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