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Ensuring Access to Care: Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera, Wagner, S.D.
Describes Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera (WCMH-A), a 20-bed Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in Wagner, South Dakota that works to ensure access to care while addressing the social determinants of health for the populations they serve. Shares strategies and collaborative efforts to address the community's needs through the use of telemedicine, housing and economic development, population health, and access to primary care.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association Section for Small or Rural Hospitals
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Rural Child Welfare Practice
Issue brief emphasizing the importance of understanding needs and concerns of rural children and families, including healthcare and social services. Examines factors linked to child maltreatment, such as poverty, violence, and substance use, and features descriptions of successful programs designed to promote child welfare in rural areas of Montana, South Dakota, Kansas, and Colorado, and Appalachian Ohio and Kentucky.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Coteau des Prairies Keeping Services Close to Home
Follows a 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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South Dakota 2017 Healthcare Workforce Report
Describes South Dakota's future healthcare workforce needs and details the workforce distribution by geography, age, and profession. Analyzes current and future healthcare workforce projections to assist with the development and coordination of healthcare education and to inform recruitment efforts.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Department of Health
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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 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
Interactive map showing 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
State-level data on population, poverty, food security, educational attainment, employment, and income. Includes data for rural areas, urban areas, and the state as a whole.
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. Covers demographics, economic well-being, education, family and community, health, and safety and risky behaviors. Some data available by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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South Dakota QuickFacts
State-level data on demographics, housing, income, and other social determinants of health, with the option to add data for counties and cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. Includes information from multiple U.S. Census Bureau censuses, surveys, and programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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South Dakota State Health Facts
State-level data on demographics, health status, healthcare costs and access, healthcare providers, and more.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Additional resources are available. See a full list of South Dakota Resources.


Last Updated: 6/28/2018