Roughly the size of West Virginia, the Navajo Nation is the largest Native American reservation covering portions of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah and has a population of over 173,000 living on the reservation. It is composed of 110 geographic areas or Chapters that are the seat of local government. Community Health Representatives (CHRs) are employed by the Navajo Nation’s Division of Health and collaborate closely with health facilities, especially with Public Health Nursing (PHN) to provide team-based care to their clients. CHRs are the vital resource in the community to address environmental and clinical factors that contribute to poor health.
CHRs are highly qualified professionals, and passionate about their work. A CHR, must have a high school diploma, be a Certified Nursing Assistant, and have CPR certification,