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Resources by State: South Dakota

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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Meeting Native American Housing Needs
Offers articles discussing the housing needs of Native Americans from the perspectives of national coalitions, a Native-owned bank, and practitioners working in tribal areas. Shares strategies for working with Native populations towards housing solutions. Highlights the Sisseton Wahpeton Housing Authority's role in providing housing and community development on the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate reservation in South Dakota.
Citation: Rural Voices, 21(3)
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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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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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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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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