Initially formed in 2002, The South Dakota Health Care Coalition (SDHCC) was formed to The SDHCC reviews and plans strategically to meet federal preparedness performance measures set forth by ASPR, working closely with the SD DOH in that mission. In 2019, the SDHCC became a 501c3 organization and is funded through a sub-recipient agreement function by the SD DOH.
The SDHCC is divided into four chapters and governed by a board of directors. Each chapter has its own governance that elects 4 representatives to the board, two of which are the chair and co-chair of their chapter. These 16 representatives make up the voting members of the board with the President acting as the 17th voting member and tie-breaker. Board members work together to develop a strategic plan designed to enhance the resiliency of healthcare systems based on ASPR performance measures and the needs of each chapter based on its annual risk assessment and after-action reviews of incidents and exercises. Each chapter also includes a representative from the SD DOH. These DOH representatives are included on the board as non-voting members. The board also invites subject matter experts (SMEs) to meetings on an as-needed basis.
Chapters represent specific percentages of the state population and are broken down as follows:
- Black Hills Chapter (Formerly Region 1) - 26%
- Glacial Lakes Chapter (Formerly Region 2) - 18%
- Sioux Empire Chapter (Formerly Region 3) - 40%
- South Central Plains Chapter (Formerly Region 4) - 16%
The SDHCC has identified our statewide purpose, mission, vision, and values as follows:
The purpose of the South Dakota Health Care Coalition is to bring public, private, and non-profit organizations together for the purpose of collaborative disaster medical health planning and training.
To develop the gold standard of coalition readiness by embracing new partners and creating a resilient response
community which share the common goal of protecting the lives of all South Dakotans.
To build and facilitate comprehensive preparedness and response capabilities across the state of South Dakota
that support the National Preparedness Goals by engaging healthcare partners in collaboration, communication,
and coordination resulting in a strong and sustainable response system across the state.
ORGANIZATIONAL CORE VALUES
The SDHCC is focused on ensuring that healthcare response operations across the state of SD remain functionally
and structurally sound during incident response
The SDHCC strives to become the gold standard of healthcare coalitions, continuing to develop new and more
effective initiatives to enhance the organizational response process
SDHCC members are highly engaged, dedicated, and deeply focused on the success of the coalition and its partners, working
to guarantee the safety of all
The SDHCC collaborates with numerous stakeholders to ensure the development of effective and efficient training,
exercise, and response planning
The SDHCC works with partners in an honest and straightforward fashion, ensuring the needs of all are met
The SDHCC strives to create opportunities to ensure that partners with special needs, as well as vulnerable and
underserved populations are supported in its work
The SDHCC is focused on creating the highest quality response initiatives, maintaining operational capabilities
in support of its partners