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Coteau des Prairies Keeping Services Close to Home
Follows Sisseton, South Dakota-based Coteau des Prairies Health System's (CDP) progress as part of the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) project. CDP completed a financial operational assessment (FOA) with the goal of positioning the hospital for future financial success. Primary areas of improvement include revenue cycle management, HCAHPS scores, executive communication, swing bed utilization, and more.
Additional links: One-Page Summary
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Suicide Surveillance, South Dakota
Illustrates South Dakota’s current suicide status 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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Pine Ridge Agriculture Economy (PRAE)
Describes the initiative on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to enhance the economy of the reservation through job creation. Initiative was designed to help families achieve an acceptable standard of living while utilizing technology and effective value-added techniques, to incorporate sustainable and natural resource conservation, attract individuals to agriculture, and support self-sufficiency, while also creating a sustainable and healthy food supply for the community.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in South Dakota
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as rural Federally Qualified Health Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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2010-2015 South Dakota Primary Care Needs Assessment
Identifies and discusses the potential areas of priority activities to be undertaken by the South Dakota Primary Care Office (PCO) supporting healthcare access in South Dakota’s rural and medically underserved communities. All counties are scored and ranked using a series of health status, health access, and risk behavior indicators.
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Office of Rural Health
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Evaluating Long-Term Care Options for South Dakota: Update
Discusses South Dakota's long-term care (LTC) services, including nursing homes, assisted living, home health, and home and community-based services (HCBS). Includes data on the elderly and disabled population and projected future demand for LTC services. Provides county-level maps on the availability of LTC services.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Department of Social Services
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South Dakota Health Status Maps
A collection of maps identifying the health status and related population characteristics of South Dakota residents by county.
Date: 2014
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Department of Health
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South Dakota Health Status Profiles by County
Provides 2014 demographic data and 2010-2014 health status data including natality and mortality for the state of South Dakota and its counties.
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Department of Health
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Hearts and Hands: Piecing Together Faith and Safety for Rural Victims of Sexual and Domestic Violence
Toolkit created to support partnerships between faith leaders and domestic violence victim services providers in rural communities. Includes information on how to understand the faith community's role in supporting domestic violence victims, challenges and lessons learned, and examples of model programs in rural New York, Massachusetts, and South Dakota.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence
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South Dakota 2013 Healthcare Workforce Report
Profiles the projected healthcare workforce needs in the future and workforce distribution by geography, age, and profession. Designed to be used by policy-makers in the development and coordination of health care education and recruitment programs.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Department of Health
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South Dakota Critical Access Hospitals
Map of South Dakota with counties delineated displaying the location of Critical Access Hospitals in the state.
Date: 2013
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Office of Rural Health
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South Dakota Office of Rural Health Recruitment and Retention Survey
Identifies and quantifies, on a statewide basis, information regarding how South Dakota healthcare facilities, local units of government, and economic development groups are recruiting and retaining healthcare professionals. 1,147 surveys were distributed to 605 healthcare facilities and 542 local units of government/economic development groups.
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Department of Health
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South Dakota Healthcare Workforce Update
Quarterly newsletter of the South Dakota Department of Health, Healthcare Workforce Center. Includes information on healthcare workforce-related programs, news from the Governor, employment opportunities, and special features.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Department of Health
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South Dakota Health Professional Shortage Areas: Primary Medical Care
Map of South Dakota with counties delineated identifying the location of health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) for primary care.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Office of Rural Health
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South Dakota Health Professional Shortage Areas: Mental Healthcare
Map of South Dakota with counties delineated identifying the location of mental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs).
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Office of Rural Health
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South Dakota Health Professional Shortage Areas: Dental Healthcare
Map of South Dakota with counties delineated identifying the location of dental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs).
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Office of Rural Health
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South Dakota Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Map of South Dakota with counties delineated identifying the location of medically underserved areas (MUAs) and medically underserved populations (MUPs).
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Office of Rural Health
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SIM - SD: Simulation in Motion - South Dakota
A mobile education program that brings technologically advanced training of emergency patient care to rural South Dakota's pre-hospital and hospital emergency care providers. Uses human-like, computerized mannequins.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Department of Health
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Find a CHC in the Dakotas
An interactive map which shows community health centers in both North Dakota and South Dakota. Includes specific programs for dental services, school-based, pharmacy, and healthcare for the homeless.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas
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South Dakota Health Centers Research & Data
Provides maps of FQHC locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, patient visits, costs of care, and use of electronic health information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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ERS State Fact Sheet: South Dakota
Lists statistics on population, educational attainment, employment, income, farm characteristics, and farm financial indicators for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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South Dakota KIDS COUNT Data Center (KCDC)
Provides data on child well-being for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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South Dakota QuickFacts
Basic demographic and economic statistics for the state, with links to county-level data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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South Dakota State Health Facts
The latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation. Individual state profiles and 50-state comparisons.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Last Updated: 12/5/2017