South Dakota News
News stories from the past 60 days.
Jan 17, 2020 - South Dakota's Department of Health formed a committee of medical professionals that will meet and discuss how to address the high maternal mortality rate in the state. Describes possible contributing factors to the rising maternal deaths, including the increase in age of new mothers, rising rates of chronic conditions, and lack of access to quality healthcare.
Source: Aberdeen News
Jan 8, 2020 - A state of emergency has been declared on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Tribal President Julian Bear Runner says that a recent string a homicides is directly related to methamphetamine use and is hoping that the emergency declaration will allow tribal agencies to prioritize solutions to the meth problem.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star
Nov 26, 2019 - Highlights a research project that is focusing on improving Native Americans' access to palliative care. Hospice utilization is very low among tribal communities and the project aims to develop programs that are culturally sensitive in order to address the specific needs of patients.
Source: Hospice News
Last Updated: 1/17/2020