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South Dakota Organizations

Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH)
Focuses on research, intervention, education, and outreach activities to meet the needs of farmers, including non-traditional farmers, their family members, and workers. A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health.
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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. Assists tribal communities and health professionals plan and perform research to study health issues facing American Indians.
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Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
Provides education, training, tools, and workforce development opportunities to community health centers in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
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Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD)
Serves as the primary care association for North Dakota and South Dakota. Supports Community Health Centers (CHCs). Provides a variety of resources on multiple topics to improve the delivery of healthcare services, topics in clinical, human resources, finances, outreach, and advocacy.
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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)
Focuses on research, education, and prevention and intervention programs to 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. A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at Colorado State University.
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Native Governance Center (NGC)
Assists tribal nations in strengthening their governance systems and ability to exercise their sovereignty. Serves 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 U.S. that works with extension professionals, researchers, and partners to enhance rural development outcomes. Serves a 12 state area in the North Central region which includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
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Rural Office of Community Services (ROCS)
A human services agency for rural South Dakota. Promotes 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 healthcare 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 midwives 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 Department of Social Services (DSS)
Provides supports for individuals and families to help with financial difficulties, physical or mental handicaps, child care, and other issues influencing health and well being.
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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 homes and child care facilities. Provides a variety of programs that assist low and moderate-income South Dakota residents.
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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
Works to improve the economy and quality of life in rural South Dakota. Provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Last Reviewed: 11/1/2016