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South Dakota News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Nov 6, 2019 - Avera eCare, a branch of the South Dakota-based Avera Health System, was awarded $4.5 million in federal funding to support a telemedicine network that links sexual assault nurse educators (SANEs) with rural care providers across 5 states. This program will allow sexual assault survivors to receive specialized care in their own rural communities, ensuring proper evidence collection and sufficient emotional support.
Source: mHealth Intelligence
Oct 22, 2019 - South Dakota-based Avera Health Network is launching a national program through Avera eCare that would allow healthcare providers to earn a certificate in telehealth. The program aims to create a national standard for providing telehealth services across the country.
Source: mHealth Intelligence
Oct 9, 2019 - Examines poor dental health in South Dakota and identifies sparse population, high rates of poverty, and a shortage of dentists as barriers to accessing dental health care, especially for Native Americans. Includes strategies implemented to improve access to care.
Source: South Dakota News Watch
Sep 23, 2019 - Universities in North and South Dakota partner to develop Strengthening the Heartland, a project created to bring awareness to the opioid epidemic in rural areas. Includes information on resources available and how communities can get involved with the project.
Source: Grand Forks Herald

Last Updated: 11/6/2019