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CHW Titles

The Community Health Worker Collaborative of South Dakota recognizes two (2) titles for Community Health Workers in South Dakota.

Certificate-Level CHW

A Certificate-Level CHW is an individual who has obtained an approved CHW training certificate in South Dakota and works under the APHA definition of a CHW. The CHWSD is working with South Dakota Medicaid to develop a voluntary certification for CHWs and CHRs in South Dakota. This certification will launch in late 2022 and the title of Certified CHW or Certified CHR will then be used in place of Certificate-Level CHW.

Click here to learn more about Certificate-Level Community Health Worker training programs in South Dakota.

CHR Training

A CHR is an individual who has completed an approved CHR training program through Indian Health Service (HIS) and works under the APHA definition of a CHW and the IHS definition of a CHR.

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CHW Titles, Training, and Scope of Work One Pager

This one pager provides an overview of the South Dakota CHW Titles, subsequent training opportunities, and how training programs relate to the SD CHW Scope of Work.