The 2023 South Dakota Health Assessment through the SD Department of Health (DOH) is now available for viewing.
The State Health Assessment is an opportunity to engage in a statewide collaboration process and to gain insights on population health issues, factors that influence health, and community needs and assets. Health improvement begins with the collection and translation of qualitative and quantitative data.
Three primary data collection strategies were used to engage stakeholders in the collaboration and assessment process:
- Priority Health Indicator Assessment
Using an established list of 46 health indicators, over 700 community and health care leaders helped establish a condensed list of 24 priority health indicators.
- Community Conversations.
Stakeholder feedback was gathered in eight communities with diverse populations and geographic areas.
- Key Informant Interviews
Personal interviews were conducted with individuals representing or serving population groups with a higher risk of health disparity.
Combining the direct feedback of South Dakotans with existing health data enhances the ability to identify priority health issues and move toward a statewide health improvement plan. Secondary data sources were incorporated within the assessment to determine the impact of general health status, health behaviors, and socioeconomic and environmental factors.
To view the 2023 State Health Assessment, on the DOH webpage, click here.