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South Dakota Organizations

Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS - CASH)
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health focusing on respiratory disease research, injury surveillance, and educational needs of farmers, including non-traditional farmers, their family members, and workers.
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Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health (CRCAIH)
Focuses on building tribal research infrastructure and transdisciplinary research teams in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota. Helps tribal communities and health professionals plan and perform research addressing the health issues of American Indians.
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Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
works to unite health centers in an advocacy and mutual support network of community-based providers of primary care and related services for underserved communities in the Mountain and Plains states.
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Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD)
Provides leadership on primary healthcare issues in the areas of community development, health career resources, and health policy in North Dakota and South Dakota. Includes a listing of community health centers throughout ND and SD. Serves as the Primary Care Association for North Dakota and South Dakota.
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Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (GPTRAC)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. Assists healthcare organizations, networks, and providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Nebraska.
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HealthPOINT
South Dakota State Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) that helps health care providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS)
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at Colorado State University that focuses on research, education, and prevention/intervention programs that will improve the health and safety of individuals working in agriculture, forestry and fishing in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
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Native Governance Center (NGC)
Assists tribal nations in strengthening their governance systems and ability to exercise their sovereignty. The organization's service area includes 23 Native nations in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota.
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North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD)
One of four regional rural development centers in the nation. Works with extension professionals, researchers, and partners to enhance rural development outcomes. Serves a 12 state area in the North Central region which includes ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IL, IN, MI, and OH.
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Rural Office of Community Services (ROCS)
A human services agency for rural South Dakota promoting emergency services and homelessness prevention, administers senior meals, housing preservation, weatherization and transportation programs, and manages the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
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South Dakota Area Health Education Center (SD AHEC)
Collaborates with a network of community, state, healthcare, and academic partners striving to meet the healthcare workforce needs of South Dakota. Includes the Yankton Rural AHEC, Northeast AHEC, and the SD AHEC located within the Sanford School of Medicine in Sioux Falls.
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South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO)
Serves as the South Dakota Hospital Association, representing health care organizations across the State. This is a non-profit, state-wide professional/trade association whose membership is diverse, spanning various types of institutional ownership, geographic location, size, and complexities of service. Members include general acute care, veterans, Indian Health Services, and nursing facilities, home health agencies, assisted living centers, and hospice organizations.
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South Dakota Department of Health (DOH)
Provides public health services and resources to promote health and prevent disease. Oversees the Recruitment Assistance Program which provides qualifying physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or nurse midwifes an incentive payment in return for three continuous years of practice in an eligible rural community. Oversees the Office of Rural Health.
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South Dakota Healthcare Workforce Center
A clearinghouse for healthcare workforce-related data and information for South Dakota. Develops and implements programs and projects that assist individuals, agencies and facilities in their efforts to address current and projected workforce needs.
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South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA)
Encourages the investment of public financing and private capital to stimulate the construction, preservation, rehabilitation, purchase, and development of affordable single and multifamily housing and day care facilities. Provides a variety of programs that assist low and moderate-income South Dakotans.
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South Dakota Office of Rural Health
Works to improve access and delivery of health services to rural and medically underserved communities by recruiting health professionals, assisting hospitals and rural health clinics, and helping organizations develop and use technology.
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South Dakota Office of Rural Health, EMS Program
Works to improve access to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in South Dakota. Manages and provides training, examinations, licensure, and certifications for all EMS professionals throughout the state.
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South Dakota Public Health Association (SDPHA)
Promotes public health activities and awareness throughout South Dakota, and coordinates statewide public health initiatives.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: South Dakota (HUD)
Works to increase homeownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing. The HUD state office provides information about HUD housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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USDA Rural Development South Dakota State Office
Committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. The Rural Development State Office provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Last Reviewed: 11/1/2016