South Dakota Community Health Worker Workgroup: Summary and Recommendations

Authors: South Dakota Department of Health and South Dakota Department of Social Services
Year: 2017
State: SD
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Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW role scope of practice, Competencies, General other, Lessons learned from other states, Process and development, State input in process, Training and training programs
Policy: Building partnerships, General language around CHW WD
Sustainable Financing: Engaging state partners in general, How to engage and work with Medicaid, Including community-based CHWs
Workforce Development: Data sharing between social services and clinical teams, Recruiting and convening CHWs stakeholders

The South Dakota Department of Health (SD DOH) and South Dakota Department of Social Services (SD DSS) combined efforts to further define the Community Health Worker services in South Dakota. A workgroup of constituents comprised of representatives from healthcare organizations, public health, Indian Health Service, and tribal communities developed three recommendations to inform the development of CHW services. This report summarizes the recommendations, credentialing models, business case, background work and workgroup meeting outcomes.

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