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About CHWSD

Mission

To promote, support, and sustain the Community Health Worker (CHW) profession in South Dakota.

Vision

A well-established statewide network of CHW professionals who provide a wide range of services for South Dakotans.

Our Goals

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Raise awareness

about the CHW profession and share information about the benefits of CHWs with applicable employers in South Dakota.
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Develop

a statewide training curriculum and promote a statewide certification program.
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Work collaboratively

with statewide partners to develop sustainable reimbursement models for CHW services.
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Outline

a career ladder and career lattice for CHWs seeking to expand their work in South Dakota.

Introductory Webinar

Community Health Worker and CHWSD Webinar

Learn more about Community Health Workers and the CHWSD by viewing the introductory webinar. This webinar provides an overview of CHWs, the CHWSD, and the current and future work to promote, develop, and sustain the CHW profession in South Dakota. 

CHWSD Strategic Plan

The CHWSD Strategic Plan 2021 – 2023 focuses on five (5) goal areas to support the CHWSD’s mission and the development of a CHW workforce in South Dakota. Click below to view the CHWSD 2021 – 2023 Strategic Plan.