Focus on South Dakota: A Picture of Health

Conducted to gather high-quality, statewide data, Focus on South Dakota: A Picture of Health is a survey designed to assess use of and access to healthcare services, understand the prevalence of various mental and behavioral health conditions in the population, and identify key barriers to access to care in South Dakota—especially in rural communities. 

Prior to the completion of this survey, no accurate estimate or baseline existed that assessed all healthcare needs, including unmet mental health needs, in rural areas. This information is needed to catalyze communication and cooperation among stakeholders, prioritize projects, implement effective services, and have an impact on rural healthcare. 

View supplemental materials, including state- and city-level prevalence maps for South Dakota, Rapid City and Sioux Falls, here.

View the presentation slides from the May 2015 briefing here