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Rural Health
Resources by State: South Dakota

Correlations Between Community Size and Student Perceptions of Value
Study conducted in South Dakota to explore relationship between community size and 114 medical students' feelings of value related to physicians, healthcare teams, and patients. Features statistics including communities with breakdowns by size, number of hospital beds, rate of occupancy, admissions per year, and outpatient visits per year.
Author(s): Susan Anderson, Edward Simanton
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 17(3), 4246
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
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Designing a Health System That Works for the Tribe
Outlines the challenges facing the Rosebud Sioux Tribe as they work to restore services and improve quality in their Indian Health Service (IHS) hospital. Despite challenges leading to the closure of their emergency department and surgical and obstetrics wards, members of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are exploring the option of hospital self-governance and believe a high quality healthcare system is within reach.
Author(s): Jessica Bylander
Citation: Health Affairs, 36(4), 592-595
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
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Using Telemedicine to Increase Access, Improve Care in Rural Communities
Examines Avera Health, an integrated delivery system based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to highlight how telehealth can be used to improve access in rural areas. Avera offers "eEmergency" telehealth services to more than 130 rural hospitals and "ePharmacy" services to roughly 75 rural hospitals, and other telehealth services. Discusses Avera's expansion into other areas where provider recruitment may be difficult, including prisons, schools, and long-term care facilities.
Author(s): Sarah Klein, Martha Hostetter
Citation: Transforming Care: Reporting on Health System Improvement
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Understanding Treatment Gaps for Mental Health, Alcohol, and Drug Use in South Dakota: A Qualitative Study of Rural Perspectives
Details a study on gaps in access to behavioral health treatment in rural South Dakota. Discusses data collected from interviews with people in rural and tribal areas of the state with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
Author(s): Lauren Broffman, Margaret Spurlock, Kristen Dulacki, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 22(1), 71-81
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
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Suicide Surveillance, South Dakota
Illustrates South Dakota's current suicide rates and trends, and compares this data with national rates. Includes county data, method of suicide or self-injury by age and sex, and suicidal ideation by high school students.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Department of Health
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Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance in South Dakota
Provides county-level data on sexually transmitted diseases for South Dakota, specifically gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis. Discusses screening recommendations, youth risk behaviors, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Addresses changes over time and differences by gender and race/ethnicity.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Department of Health
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Housing for Holistic Rez Living
Discusses the Sisseton Wahpeton Housing Authority's role in providing housing and community development on the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate reservation in South Dakota. Highlights partnerships with the SWO Construction Management Department and the Indian Health Service to address different needs in the community.
Author(s): James "JC" Crawford
Citation: Rural Voices, 21(3), 34-37
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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South Dakota 2017 Healthcare Workforce Report
Describes future healthcare workforce needs and details the workforce distribution by geography, age, and profession in South Dakota. Analyzes current and future healthcare workforce projections to assist with the development and coordination of healthcare education and to inform recruitment efforts.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Department of Health
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CRCAIH Methodology Core: Tracking Health over Time and Geography
Shows the potential impact of the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health on health and health disparities. Looks at county-level health outcome data in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. Ranks counties into six groups based on estimated health index. Includes maps showing the rankings and identifying reservation lands and locations of CRCAIH tribal partners.
Author(s): Jing Zhao, Morgan Nelson, Jessica Hanson, Susan Puumala
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health
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Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities, Rural and Frontier: Executive Summary and Report
Reviews characteristics of South Dakota's rural and frontier communities. Identifies innovative healthcare delivery and payment models and makes state and federal policy recommendations to improve rural health. Highlights the importance of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Linked map includes locations of South Dakota CAHs, Rural Health Clinics, and more.
Additional links: South Dakota Vulnerable Communities Task Force Map
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document, Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations
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