Community Health Worker (CHW)
A CHW is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the worker to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. 
Assists with the technical functions of the practice of pharmacy. 
Training and Prerequisites
- Completion of an approved CHW Training Program by the SD Department of Social Services. 
- The CHW Agency process will include the process utilized to hire individuals qualified to act as a CHW following certification that the individual has completed the Indian Health Service Community Health Representative basic training, a CHW program approved by the South Dakota Board of Technical Education or the South Dakota Board of Regents, or a CHW training program approved by the State. 
- High School diploma or GED. ,
- Complete an ASHP-accredited training program and obtain national certification through PTCB or ICPT.
- Must be 18 years or older. 
- No certificate or license is required in SD.
- Technician License, Board of Pharmacy. ,
- CHWs are primarily supervised by a clinic manager, nursing manager, or other organizational manager. 
- Supervised by a pharmacist. 
Median Hourly Wage (National)
- Community Health Worker (CHW) – $19.41
- Pharmacy Technician – $16.32