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South Dakota Resources

Medicaid: Efforts to Identify, Predict, or Manage High-Expenditure Beneficiaries
Describes strategies used in 7 states to manage beneficiaries' healthcare costs while ensuring quality care, and lists resources the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provides to help states identify, predict, and manage high-expenditure beneficiaries. Discusses effects of social determinants of health and staff shortages in rural areas. Includes statistics for Medicaid expenditures among beneficiaries enrolled only in Medicaid, for fiscal years 2009-2011.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Rosebud Hospital: Indian Health Service Management of Emergency Department Closure and Reopening, A Case Study
Examines management of Indian Health Services (IHS) closure of Rosebud Hospital in South Dakota and its reopening to identify lessons learned. Addresses reasons for hospital closure, the impact of the closure, corrective actions taken following to its reopening, and issues with sustaining improvements and compliance. Supports developing procedures for temporary emergency department closures and investing in rural workforce recruitment, retention, and training, among other recommendations.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in South Dakota
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Housing Across the Life Span: Consumer Knowledge, Preferences, and Barriers
Results of a survey of 668 residents of North Dakota and South Dakota, measuring the perceived importance of housing traits that will enable people to age in place, including access to healthcare. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Author(s): Leacey E. Brown, Jane Strommen, Susan Ray-Degges
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota State University Extension
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Coteau des Prairies (CDP) Health System: Improving Quality of Care
Features a Critical Access Hospital in Sisseton, South Dakota that worked with the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) project on care transitions and quality improvement. Highlights their successes improving finances, internal communication, patient satisfaction, physician documentation, and quality improvement infrastructure.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Environmental Scan of South Dakota's Mobile Mammography Efforts
Evaluates the mobile mammography efforts of several programs in South Dakota. Includes a county-level map (see additional link) that details mobile mammography coverage and utilization, as well as breast cancer prevalence and mortality.
Additional links: County-Level Map
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Cancer Coalition
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Examining Cancer Equity in Rural and Tribal Communities
Presents a panel discussion of cancer-related health disparities among rural and tribal communities in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. Focuses on the barriers to cancer care in these communities and discusses ways to promote equity and prevention.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health, SLM Consulting, LLC., South Dakota Public Health Association
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South Dakota Critical Access Hospitals
County-level map of South Dakota showing locations of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
Date: 01/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Office of Rural Health
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Physician Alliance Well-Being Case Study: Avera Health
Highlights a healthcare system based in South Dakota that serves a primarily rural population. Focuses on their program LIGHT: Live, Improve, Grow, Heal and Treat, which seeks to prevent and address burnout for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Spotlight Stories: Thunder Valley CDC
Highlights Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation (TVCDC), an organization working to improve health, culture, and the environment on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Discusses efforts to address housing shortages, wellness promotion, and community development.
Author(s): Andrea Waner
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Community Commons
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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
Discusses the 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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Retail-Based Healthy Food Point-of-Decision Prompts (PDPs) Increase Healthy Food Choices in a Rural, Low-Income, Minority Community
Examines differences in the quantity of and total expenditures spent on healthy foods and fresh fruits and vegetables in a grocery store with posted narrowly defined point-of-decision prompts (N-PDPs) and broadly defined PDPs (B-PDPs) on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. N-PDPs focus on promoting fresh produce and B-PDPs focus on promoting any health food item.
Author(s): Christopher R. Gustafson, Rachel Kent, Michael R. Prate, Jr
Citation: PLoS One, 13(12), e0207792
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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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, and swing bed utilization.
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 rates, 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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South Dakota 2017 Healthcare Workforce Report
Describes future healthcare workforce needs and details the workforce distribution by geography, age, and profession in South Dakota. 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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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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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. Includes information on prenatal care and births.
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 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 Cancer Incidence & Mortality
Provides a tool for viewing South Dakota cancer data by county. Includes comparisons between the county and state level for cancer incidence and mortality rates by cancer type and offers the ability to compare counties.
Type: Website
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
County-level map of South Dakota showing Primary Care 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: Mental Healthcare
County-level map of South Dakota showing 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
County-level map of South Dakota showing 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
County-level map of South Dakota showing 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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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
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: 11/11/2019