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South Dakota Resources

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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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 Rural Health Services
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Rural Child Welfare Practice
Issue brief discussing 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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South Dakota 2018 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: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Department of Health
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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 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 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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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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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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Last Updated: 6/9/2022