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Rural Health
Resources by State: South Dakota

Disparities in Alcohol, Drug Use, and Mental Health Condition Prevalence and Access to Care in Rural, Isolated, and Reservation Areas: Findings From the South Dakota Health Survey
Presents a study comparing disparities in drug and alcohol use and mental health issues in rural and urban areas. Explores data from a cross-sectional survey of people in South Dakota in rural and urban areas, including on American Indian reservations.
Author(s): Melinda M. Davis, Margaret Spurlock, Kristen Dulacki, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 32(3), 287-302
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
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A Quasi-Experimental Study to Mobilize Rural Low-Income Communities to Assess and Improve the Ecological Environment to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Describes a study to be conducted in 14 low-income rural communities in Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, to find best practices to create and sustain healthy eating and physical activity and to prevent childhood obesity.
Author(s): Paula Peters, Abby Gold, Angela Abbott, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 16, 376
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
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Counteracting the Darkness of Physician Burnout
Provides an overview of the problem of physician burnout in rural areas. Features the experience of Dr. Jill Kruse from her work as a young primary care physician in rural South Dakota. Identifies the signs of burnout and discusses methods to build resiliency and provide support.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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2010-2015 South Dakota Primary Care Needs Assessment
Describes the potential areas of priority activities to be undertaken by the South Dakota Primary Care Office (PCO) supporting healthcare access in South Dakota's rural and medically underserved communities. All counties are scored and ranked using a series of health status, health access, and risk behavior indicators.
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Office of Rural Health
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Do Sex Differences Exist in Rates of Falls and Fractures in Hutterite, Rural, and Nonrural Populations, Aged 20 to 66 Years?
Examines whether sex and rurality differences exist in fall and fracture rates among Hutterites, rural non-Hutterites, and urban non-Hutterites, based on data from the South Dakota Rural Bone Health Study. Includes information on population characteristics by gender and group, covering weight, height, grip strength, activity level, osteoarthritis, falls, and fractures.
Author(s): Lee Weidauer, Teresa Binkley, Tianna Beare, et al.
Citation: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 473(8), 2514-2520
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
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Characteristics of Farm Equipment-Related Crashes Involving Youth Occupants
Identifies factors and data associated with injuries and fatalities that occurred while children and adolescents operated farm equipment in nine Midwestern states.
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
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Avera Medical Group LIGHT Program: Attacking Physician Burnout on a System Level
Provides an overview of a program to address physician burnout. Includes information on the personal and financial impact of burnout. Slides from a presentation at the RTT Collaborative annual meeting.
Author(s): Jill Kruse
Date: 05/2015
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
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Grantee Directory: Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program, 2015-2018
Provides contact information and brief overviews of the 8 initiatives funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program in the 2015-2018 funding cycle. The initiatives focus on care coordination activities for diabetes, congestive heart failure (CHF), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Forging Rural Health Care Links
Discusses Avera eCARE, a South Dakota-based telehealth system providing comprehensive, round-the-clock, "virtual hospital" care in specialties such as infectious disease, behavioral health, oncology, pulmonology, cardiology, and pediatrics. Serves primarily Medicare-age patients in rural areas of 8 Midwestern states.
Author(s): Donna Farris
Citation: Health Progress, 96(1)
Date: 2015
Type: Document
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 24-26, 2014
Provides a summary of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services meeting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Discusses rural-specific aspects of intimate partner violence and the ways telehealth can help improve healthcare access, quality, and value.
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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