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.
The CHWSD is coordinated by Sage Project Consultants of Sioux Falls and Vermillion, SD. Ben Tiensvold with Sage Project Consultants serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the CHWSD.
Ben Tiensvold serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator (COC) for the Community Health Worker Collaborative of South Dakota. For the past six years, Ben served as the Coordinator for the South Dakota Diabetes Coalition (SDDC) through his work as a Communications Specialist and now Project Coordinator with Sage Project Consultants. Ben is excited to take on this new role as the COC for the CHWSD and previously worked with the SD DOH in 2015 and 2016 on Community Health Worker-related introductory projects. This work led to key recommendations for CHWs (which the SD DSS then used to develop CHW reimbursement).
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.