Developing and Sustaining a Successful Community Health Worker Workforce in South Dakota
Overview: The Community Health Worker Collaborative of South Dakota (CHWSD) will present information about past, present, and future work that was completed and is to be completed to
The Community Health Worker Collaborative of South Dakota (CHWSD) will present information about past, present, and future work that was completed and is to be completed to develop a sustainable Community Health Worker (CHW) workforce in South Dakota. The CHWSD is a relatively new organization funded through the South Dakota Department of Health with the mission to promote, support, and sustain the CHW profession in South Dakota. The presentation will include an overview of the organization and the CHW profession, how organizations can implement CHWs within their workforce, and an overview of the CHWSD’s 3-year strategic plan. Information will also be presented regarding reimbursement models available to ensure CHW sustainability, as well as funding opportunities to start a CHW program.
CE’s: NHA & SW
Ben Tiensvold, Community Outreach Coordinator, Community Health Worker Collaborative of South Dakota
Ben Tiensvold has served as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Community Health Worker Collaborative (CHWSD) of South Dakota since January of 2020. In 2015 and 2016, Ben assisted the South Dakota Departments of Health and Social Services in exploring and developing key recommendations for the development of a CHW workforce in South Dakota which later led to South Dakota Medicaid reimbursement for CHW services and the creation of the CHWSD. Ben holds a Bachelor of Communication Studies and Public Relations from Southwest Minnesota State University and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health degree from New Mexico State University.
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(Tuesday) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CST