Community Health Worker Training Programs
Community Health Workers (CHWs) serve as the bridge between patients and the health care system: They are trusted community members who advocate, facilitate and organize access to health and social services.
This tool was designed to help you find existing training and certification options for CHWs in your community and nationally.
PLEASE NOTE: Information for programs will vary. Visit the referred site for more information about the program.
14000 Ambassador Drive, Room 419, Anchorage, AK 99508
State Certification Board
The Alaska Community Health Aide Program Certification Board (CHAPCB) was developed in the 1990s in response to numerous tribal health concerns in rural Alaska. Through its training centers and clinical skills preceptorship, CHAP now consists of a network of approximately 550 Community Health Aides/Practitioners (CHA/Ps) in more than 170 rural Alaska villages. There are four sessions of CHA training, each of which lasts 3 to 4 weeks and will lead to certification by the Certification Board.