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Resources by State: South Dakota

Characteristics of Farm Equipment-Related Crashes Associated With Injury in Children and Adolescents on Farm Equipment
Explores data on injuries from farm equipment-related accidents involving children under 18 and aims to identify the factors that contribute to youth injuries. Breaks down data by crash characteristics, driver and passenger characteristics, and by type of injury, among other measures.
Author(s): Maisha Toussaint, Kayla Faust, Corinne Peek-Asa, Marizen Ramirez
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 33(2), 127-134
Date: 04/2017
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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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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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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