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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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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Register for Fall Courses Now!

June 16th, 2021 by sdpatraw

The BHA Training Center is offering a wide range of courses this fall. The registration deadline is September 30, 2021 and classes start on October 15th. For more information view the course calendar for 2021 here and and view course descriptions here.

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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! Register Here!

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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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