Partnership Impact

Ongoing quality improvement efforts pave the way to build, expand, and share performance success to benefit healthcare in the state and region. 

The South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care (SDFMC) serves as a quality improvement facilitator and resource to health care professionals. We have a long-standing history of impacting positive health outcomes through partnerships with healthcare professionals and stakeholders across the state and region.

  1. Emergency Medical Services
  2. Government Agencies
  3. Health Systems
  4. Home Health Agencies
  5. Hospitals
  6. Health Professional Organizations
  7. Long-Term Care: Assisted Living/Nursing Homes
  8. Primary and Specialty Clinics

In addition to engaging in state and regional coalitions and collaborative efforts, SDFMC holds or partners on various contract and grant awards.



AgriSafe was formed in 2003 by rural nurses who believed that together they could improve the health and safety of farmers and ranchers. The organization builds the competency of health and safety professionals to deliver exceptional occupational agricultural health care.

SDFMC has a current contract related to the Total Farmers Health program.

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN)

Great Plains QIN offers technical assistance, tailored education, best practices, tools and resources for healthcare organizations and Medicare consumers. Serving as the quality improvement organization for North and South Dakota, Great Plains QIN engages partners and provides resources in the journey towards improvement.

SDFMC has historical engagement and a current contract for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) 12th Scope of Work, Task Order 1.

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension

The purpose of the SDSU Extension is to foster a learning community environment that empowers citizens to advocate for sustainable change that will strengthen agriculture, natural resources, youth, families, and the communities of South Dakota.

SDFMC has historical engagement and a current contract related to chronic disease self-management education through the Better Choices, Better Health South Dakota program.


MUSIC & MEMORY® South Dakota

The South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care (SDFMC) helps to train nursing home staff, as well as family caregivers to create, provide, and manage personalized playlists using digital music players. Those struggling with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other cognitive and physical challenges are able to reconnect with the world through music-inspired memories.  The National MUSIC & MEMORY® program aims to make this form of personalized therapeutic music a standard of care throughout the health care industry. SDFMC helps by providing access and education, and by creating a network of MUSIC & MEMORY® Certified organizations.

South Dakota Cancer Coalition

The goal of the SD Cancer Coalition is to ensure that all South Dakotans have access to quality cancer prevention and control information and services in order to reduce the number of new cancer cases as well as the illness, disability, and death caused by cancer and for survivors to live the best quality of life possible.

SDFMC has historical engagement and a current grant related to the implementation of the Better Choices, Better Health South Dakota: Cancer Thriving and Surviving program.