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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. Brings together tribal communities and health researchers from multiple disciplines to conduct research that addresses significant health disparities experienced by American Indians in the region.
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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
Serves as the South Dakota state health information technology (HIT) regional extension center (REC). Helps health care providers become meaningful users of electronic health records (EHRs) by providing information and technical assistance.
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High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS)
Focuses on research, education, 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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Medica Foundation
Medica is Minnesota's largest HMO, largest PPO, and leading nonprofit and independent provider of health plans. The Medica Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the corporation. The Foundation supports community-based programs that work to improve health and remove barriers to healthcare services.
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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 serving 20 counties in 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.
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South Dakota Area Health Education Center (SD AHEC)
Collaborates with a network of community, state, healthcare, and academic partners working to meet the healthcare workforce needs of South Dakota. Includes the Yankton Rural Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Northeast AHEC, and the South Dakota AHEC.
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South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO)
Acts as the South Dakota Hospital Association, representing healthcare organizations across the state. Serves members by providing advocacy, resources, education, workforce information, and more. 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 (SD DOH)
Provides public health services and resources to promote health and prevent disease. Oversees the recruitment assistance program and 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
Acts 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 (SD SORH)
Works to improve access to and the delivery of healthcare services to rural and medically underserved communities in South Dakota. Activities include 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. Coordinates statewide public health initiatives. Offers legislative updates, events, and resources for members.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: South Dakota
Works to increase home ownership, 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: 11/9/2018