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Resources by State: South Dakota

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program Eligibility and Participation
Presents an interactive map to explore Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program eligibility and participation at the state and county levels in 8 states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Provides statistics on age, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, employment status, health insurance status, and more.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Tribal Transit Study: Demographic Needs Indicators, Funding Needs and Livability
Explores the demographic characteristics that correlate with transportation needs among American Indian and discusses the transit options available in several reservations in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Washington. Breaks down data by demographics such as senior citizen status, disability status, and income, among other factors.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
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An Analysis of Suicide Risk Factors among Farmers in the Midwestern United States
Study examining psychological, social, and contextual risk factors for suicide among farmers. Draws data from 600 surveys of agricultural producers in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and South Dakota. Discusses rates of depression, anxiety, farming-specific stressors, social support, and coping strategies.
Author(s): Andrea Bjornestad, Courtney Cuthbertson, Jessie Hendricks
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(7), 3563
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
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2016-2020 South Dakota Primary Care Needs Assessment
Findings of a comprehensive analysis and needs assessment of South Dakota counties and their potential areas of need in primary healthcare. Includes sections on tribal populations, Medicaid, telehealth, Health Professional Shortage Areas, Rural Health Clinics, Critical Access Hospitals, behavioral health, substance abuse, and educational opportunities for the primary care workforce. Features county-by-county statistics for various health indicators.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Office of Rural Health
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Thunder Valley Forges a Pathway to Healing, Hope, and Liberation
Describes the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation's efforts to implement Lakota-centric wellness, healing, and community development practices, for which they were awarded the 2020-2021 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Extreme Poverty Counties Found Solely in Rural Areas in 2018
Examines high and extreme poverty areas by rural and urban county designation. Includes a map showing rural high poverty and extreme poverty counties and urban high poverty counties. Discusses the geographic concentration of extreme poverty in regions with above-average populations of racial minorities, highlighting 6 counties in South Dakota with a large Native American population and 4 counties in Mississippi with historically high poverty rates among African Americans.
Author(s): Tracey Farrigan
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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The High Obesity Program: A Collaboration Between Public Health and Cooperative Extension Services to Address Obesity
Describes the activities of Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas, also known as High Obesity Program (HOP), developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with land grant universities and local Cooperative Extension Offices. HOP was designed to implement evidence-based strategies to improve physical activity and nutrition in mostly rural communities with high rates of obesity to reduce obesity and prevent or control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Author(s): Sahra Kahin, Ashleigh Murriel, Anu Pejavara, Terrence O'Toole, Ruth Petersen
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
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Tribal HPOG Program Snapshot - Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board: Pathways to Healthcare Professions
Highlights key features of the Pathways to Healthcare Professions (PHP) program and outcomes from the first four years of program implementation. PHP is a Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 grantee and helps individuals in western South Dakota and northern Nebraska pursue careers in health professions.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Impact of Medicaid Work Requirements on Hospital Finances
Explores the potential financial impact of approved or pending Medicaid Section 1115 demonstration waivers that include work requirements on hospitals in 16 states. Provides a fact sheet on each state, including a section comparing the potential impact of Medicaid work requirements on rural hospitals' operating margins to all hospitals in the state.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Implementing Healthcare Career Pathway Training Programs in Rural Settings: Responsive Approaches by Tribal HPOG 2.0 Grantees
Examines opportunities and challenges in implementing healthcare education and training programs in rural and tribal communities. Describes how the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 grantees used their communities' strengths in developing their programs. Highlights the use of partnerships, strategies for addressing geographic isolation and improving access, and methods for ensuring communication and engagement.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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