The mission of the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) is to “advance healthy communities through a unified voice across the health care continuum.” An important aspect of meeting the mission is through advocating for our members in Pierre and Washington, D.C.
During the annual South Dakota state legislative session, which runs January through March, SDAHO’s Public Policy Council meets weekly to review and discuss legislation that has the potential to impact our members and recommends a position, to support, oppose, monitor or remain neutral. SDAHO shares regular updates through a variety of communication channels, including our website, our weekly Unified Voice newsletter, conference calls, emails, weekly Legislative Update emails and other publications.
In addition, SDAHO actively monitors and coordinates with our national partners – the American Hospital Association (AHA), LeadingAge and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) – on public policy and advocacy efforts related to significant Federal legislative and regulatory issues. Regular updates are provided through similar communication mediums.