Indian Health Service
IHS CHR Webpage
Community Health Worker Training Programs
The Community Health Representative (CHR) Program is a unique concept for providing healthcare, health promotion, and disease prevention services. CHRs have demonstrated how they assist and connect with the community, and their work has become essential to the spectrum of tribal community-oriented primary healthcare services. CHRs are great advocates, in part, because they come from the communities they serve and have tribal cultural competence. Their dedicated work has assisted many in meeting their healthcare needs. The health promotion and disease prevention efforts that CHRs provide have also helped people from the community improve and maintain their health. By providing health education and reducing hospital readmissions, CHRs have contributed to lowering mortality rates.