The Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD) is a non-profit membership organization
that serves as the Primary Care Association for North Dakota and South Dakota, supporting community
health centers (CHCs) in their mission to provide access to health care for all Dakotans regardless of
insurance status or ability to pay. CHAD works with health center members and other community leaders
and partners to enhance access to affordable, high-quality health care and to find solutions for
expanding health care services in areas of the Dakotas that need it most.

For more than 30 years, CHAD has advanced the efforts of CHCs through training, technical assistance,
education and advocacy. Currently, CHAD supports nine CHCs across North Dakota and South Dakota
by providing a variety of resources to enhance key areas of operations, including clinical, human
resources, finance, outreach and enabling, marketing and advocacy.



CHAD supports the work and mission of nine community health center organizations across the
Dakotas, organizations dedicated to providing quality health care to all patients, especially those
in rural, low-income and underserved populations.


Community health centers in the Dakotas provide comprehensive, integrated primary, dental and behavioral health care to more than 100,000 individuals at 63 delivery sites in 52 communities across North Dakota and South Dakota. CHAD works with health center members and other health care partners to enhance access to care and expand service offerings to foster healthy families and healthy communities