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Rural Health
Resources by State: South Dakota

Associations of American Indian Children's Screen-Time Behavior With Parental Television Behavior, Parental Perceptions of Children's Screen Time, and Media-Related Resources in the Home
Examines obesity-influencing social and physical factors in the home environments of Oglala Lakota kindergarteners, and provides analysis related to the children's screen time behavior. Uses data from an obesity prevention intervention in elementary schools on or near the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and includes statistical breakdowns by sex, weight status, amount of screen time, level of parental concern, and availability of various media devices.
Author(s): Daheia J. Barr-Anderson, Jayne A. Fulkerson, Mary Smyth, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 8(5)
Date: 09/2011
Type: Document
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e-Emergency Services Bring Specialists to Rural Patients with the Push of a Button
Highlights Avera eEmergency Services, a hospital-based telemedicine emergency support service available in South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and North Dakota.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Cancer-Related Disparities and Opportunities for Intervention in Northern Plains American Indian Communities
Discusses behavioral trends associated with cancer risk and cancer screening from 1997-2006 among American Indians (AI) in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa. Examines disparities between that population and non-Hispanic whites in the Northern Plains and AIs in other regions. Includes breakdowns by sex, age, education, income level, employment status, rural-urban classification, lifestyle factors, and screening for specific types of cancer.
Author(s): Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, Nicole Flom, Liyan Xu, et al.
Citation: Public Health Reports, 126(3)
Date: 05/2011
Type: Document
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Distance is Relative: Unpacking a Principal Barrier in Rural Healthcare
Details a study on distance as a barrier to healthcare for rural veterans. Analyzes survey responses and interviews from both patients and providers.
Author(s): Colin Buzza, Sarah S. Ono, Carolyn Turvey, et al.
Citation: Journal of General Internal Medicine, 26(2), 648-654
Date: 2011
Type: Document
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Transportation, Distance, and Health Care Utilization for Older Adults in Rural and Small Urban Areas
Highlights a survey studying the impacts of transportation and geography on health care services for older adults in rural and small urban areas. Included individuals aged 60 or older living in the rural Upper Great Plains states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming.
Author(s): Jeremy Mattson
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Transit Administration
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Nurturing Work and Family Life in Rocky Rural Soil
Describes physician recruitment and retention strategies used effectively by South Dakota-based Avera Health, a nationally recognized model for rural health care delivery and workforce sustainability. Addresses the idea that community involvement is essential to the recruitment process in regions characterized by chronic physician shortages.
Author(s): Clare Willrodt
Citation: Health Progress, 91(5)
Date: 2010
Type: Document
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Addressing Suicide Potential and Prevention in Rural and Frontier Areas: Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Providers
Provides an overview of suicide in rural areas and discusses the role of primary care providers in suicide prevention. Focuses on identifying high risk rural counties and equipping rural primary providers to care for suicidal patients. Includes suicide risk data for five states based on rurality.
Author(s): Mimi McFaul, Jim Ciarlo, Jean Demmler, Christa Smith, Tamara DeHay
Date: 08/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Rapid City, South Dakota, June 9-11, 2009
Minutes from the 62nd meeting of the NACRHHS, which provides recommendations on rural health and human services issues to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Meeting included discussions on the following topics: rural primary care provider workforce, home and community-based care for rural seniors, and healthcare provider integration.
Date: 06/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Implementation of Telepharmacy in Rural Hospitals: Potential for Improving Medication Safety
Describes successful telepharmacy activities being implemented in rural hospitals and analyzes policy issues related to the implementation of telepharmacy projects in rural hospitals.
Additional links: Policy Brief, March 2009
Author(s): Michelle Casey, Walter Elias, Alana Knudson, Walter Gregg
Date: 12/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
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What Makes Rural Healthcare Work? An NRHA American Tour
Compilation of vignettes highlighting the opportunities and challenges that exists in the rural healthcare landscape. Describes examples, practices, and lessons learned from providing healthcare services in rural areas. Focuses on sharing methods to improve the delivery and quality of healthcare services.
Author(s): Forrest W. Calico, Wayne Myers
Date: 02/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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