Clinical services require ongoing education and awareness to maintain compliance with community health center requirements, achieve accreditation, and support continuous quality improvement. CHAD supports health centers
in identifying best practices that could work in their environment, as well as innovative and emerging programs, curricula and funding opportunities to enhance clinical operations, expand service offerings and integrate
care models.

The clinical quality program at CHAD offers training and technical assistance through networking opportunities with peer health center members, monthly meetings, best practice research and sharing, webinars and workshops relating to these clinical topics:

                   • Quality improvement

                    • Behavioral health initiatives
                   • UDS clinical measures                     • Oral health initiatives
                   • Patient-Centered Medical Home
                    • HIV/AIDS education  
                   • Meaningful use/clinical IT

                    • Special populations


Each year, CHAD coordinates an ECQIP project that focuses on a single measure or quality improvement topic such as cervical cancer screening and diabetes. Click here to learn more. 

Becky Wahl 
Director of Innovation & Health Informatics
[email protected]

Lori Thomas
Director of Clinical & Quality Services
605-275-2423 ext. 11
[email protected]