South Country Health Alliance

Dana Syverson, Community Care Connector

SCHA is a health plan that is owned by this County and provides access to quality health care for Minnesota Health Care enrollees in your county. South Country serves 12 counties in Minnesota, including Brown, Dodge, Freeborn, Goodhue, Kanabec, Morrison, Sibley, Steele, Todd, Wabasha, Wadena, and Waseca. They joined together because they wanted to improve health care.

SCHA’s mission is to empower and engage our members to be as healthy as they can be, build connections with local agencies and providers who deliver quality services, and be an accountable partner to the Counties we serve.

SCHA Member Services: 1-866-567-7242

SCHA Website

There is a local care coordinator in each county that can help you.  Dana Syverson is the Goodhue County Community Connector.  The Community Connector can help answer questions and help you find the services and community supports you may need to stay healthy.   
                Goodhue County Receives $274,920 from                                      South Country Health Alliance  
South Country Health Alliance (SCHA) announced on December 7th at their annual dinner in St. Cloud, MN that Goodhue County is one of the 2014 Community Reinvestment Program Grants recipients. South Country received a total of 32 proposals with approximately $7.3 million of funding requests. They awarded 17 grants totaling $2,990,347.00 and our county is one of the very lucky recipients!  
Goodhue County's proposal focused on improving the health of SCHA members and addressing community social determinants of health, more specifically in the area of child abuse as a serious public health issue. Goodhue County's proposal will be fully funded in the amount of $274,920 to be utilized for this work starting 1/1/2015 for 3 years. Letters of support were also received from Every Hand Joined and Red Wing School District - Colvill.

SCHA picture of receiving grant  
(L-R) Commissioner Ted Seifert, Commissioner Dan Rechtzigel,
HHS Director Nina Arneson & son Brady Arneson, SCHA CEO Leota Lind