Community Health Centers (CHCs) are non-profit community-driven primary care clinics. Each clinic provides high quality primary and preventive care to all individuals, with or without insurance and regardless of their ability to pay. CHCs provide integrated and comprehensive services including medical, behavioral, dental and vision care.
Community Health Centers (CHCs) are located in both rural and urban settings throughout North and South Dakota. In rural communities, the CHC program supports a community’s ability to retain local health care options, supporting access to health care where rural Dakotans live and work. Across rural and urban sites, health centers are the essential medical home where patients find services that promote health, diagnose and treat disease, manage chronic conditions and disability and help them cope with other life challenges that prevent them from getting healthy and staying healthy.
South Dakota has five community health centers located in 34 communities with a total of 43 delivery sites, including primary care, dental and school based clinics. In 2015, allPoints Health Services, Community Health Center of the Black Hills, Falls Community Health, Horizon Health Care Inc. and Rural Health Care Inc. treated over 60,000 patients across South Dakota.
North Dakota has five community health centers located in 17 communities with a total of 19 delivery sites, including primary care, dental and school based clinics. In 2015, Coal Country Community Health Center, Community Health Service, Inc., Family HealthCare Center, Northland Health Centers and Valley Community Health Centers treated nearly 40,000 patients across North Dakota.
In the Dakotas, community health centers serve nearly 100,000 patients at 52 delivery sites.
CHAD is the professional organization for community health centers in North and South Dakota. Our mission is to enhance access to quality primary care through service to our members. CHAD serves as an advocate to promote the development and delivery of accessible, high quality, culturally effective primary care for everyone in the Dakotas.
ECQIP Your Team for Improving Cervical Cancer Screenings
In conjunction with multiple local, regional and national partners, CHAD will be hosting the ECQIP project. Using two proven models for distance learning and process improvement, our first effort focuses on improving cervical cancer screenings. Click HERE for more information.
NACHC Policy & Issues Forum Announced
Registration for the NACHC Policy & Issues Forum is now open. The meeting will be held March 29-April 1, 2017 in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel. We encourage all health center advocates and board members to join as healthcare issues will be at the forefront of the new administration's agenda. The focus at P&I will be to preserve Medicaid and the unique role of health centers, as well as ensure strong funding to enhance health center capacity. Click here to register.
Save the Date - CHAD's Annual Members Conference
CHAD's Annual Member Conference will be held in Fargo, ND, from May 2-3. This year’s conference focuses on you, the member, and how we can grow together as a "community of communities;” share best practices, and sharpen our toolsets as high-performing health centers. The full agenda and more details coming soon.
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