SDAHO Latest Workforce Grant Featured in DOH Healthcare Workforce Newsletter

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations is excited to be featured in the South Dakota Office of Rural Health’s quarterly Healthcare Workforce Newsletter.  The Office of Rural Health is part of the South Dakota Department of Health and 4 times a year, they provide a newsletter highlighting workforce efforts across the state from a variety of partners.

In the Summer 2023 edition, SDAHO’s Rural Network Developmental Grant was featured. This is a grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The project will create a network of healthcare organizations and community partners called South Dakota Rural Workforce Network (SDRWN) consisting of critical access hospitals, nursing homes, a technology school, post-secondary university, and a nonprofit social services organization across rural
South Dakota.

The latest edition of the SD DOH Workforce Newsletter addresses the healthcare workforce needs in South Dakota through a partnership between the Departments of Education, Labor & Regulations Health, and the Board of Regents. Also included in the summer 2023 edition:

  • SDSU, Avera Awarded Grant to Address Nursing Shortage
  • Two Federal Grants Provide Necessary Funding and Education Opportunities For
    EMT Students in Rural Areas
  • Rapid City Central Wellness Fair
  • Southeast Technical College – Sanford Health Paramedic Program: Working
    Together To Address the Ems Staffing Shortfall in Rural Areas
  • USD IHEC Hosted 2023 ASAHP Regional Summit
  • Sanford Health Student Nurse Internship Program
  • Fully Funded CNA Program With $1000 Stipend by Monument Health And WRAHEC
  • USD OT Program Prepares Rural Health Professionals
  • Center For the Prevention of Child Maltreatment Receives $1 Million Grant to Reach More Families Through Innovative WIC Outreach Efforts
  • The Avera Game of Life Created to Spotlight Healthcare Careers
  • South Dakota Department of Health Set to Launch New Website
  • SD DOH Expands Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program to Include Dental Hygienist
  • USD Receives $3 Million, Three-Year Department of Labor Grant to Train Nurses

To view the latest edition of the Summer 2023 Healthcare Workforce Newsletter, click here.