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Horizon Health Care Receives Silver ACE Award

Oct 19, 2023 | Blog, Newsroom

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care was awarded Silver status in the Advocacy Center of Excellence (ACE) program from the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).

Horizon is the only community health center in South Dakota to achieve this designation.ACE badge

According to the NACHC, the ACE program awards and recognizes community health centers that demonstrate excellence in making their advocacy program an integral part of health center operations. An ACE health center serves as an example to other organizations striving to achieve the same level of advocacy.

The ACE program uses four areas to measure advocacy:

Horizon was also commended for its efforts to strengthen the national Health Center Advocacy Network by increasing the effectiveness of advocacy efforts on a large scale.

“I’m pleased to have our health center recognized as an advocate for our mission,” said Horizon CEO Wade Erickson, “We advocate for our patients and communities daily as well as sharing our concerns with local, state, and national leaders. This is wonderful acknowledgement of the work we do every day.”

How you can help:

  • Use this link to become a health center advocate today!
  • Share your positive experiences with Horizon on social media.
  • Contact your local and state lawmakers to let them know how important the health center mission is to your community and family.
  • Donate to the Horizon Health Foundation to help support its work to break down barriers to care for your friends and neighbors.

About Horizon Health Care, Inc.

For over 40 years, Horizon Health Care has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and behavioral healthcare through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental healthcare needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 110,000 patient visits annually in 31 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information, please visit

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