South Dakota Data Resources

According to sections 330(k)(2) and 330(k)(3)(J) of the Public Health Service Act, CHCs must periodically document the needs of their target populations and update their service areas.  The following resources provide needs assessment information on national, state, and county levels, with a focus on data appropriate for South Dakota CHCs.

Basic Economic Security
Wider Opportunities for Women
Family economic security and self-sufficiency standards

Census Quick Facts
US Census Bureau
South Dakota state and county demographic, economic, and geographic facts

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
Health rankings of every county within a state based on overall health, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment, including maps, tables, and county-level data

Health Facts
Kaiser Family Foundation
National and by state data regarding demographics, economics, health status, health coverage, Medicaid and CHIP, Medicare, health costs and budgets, health insurance and managed care, providers and service use, minority health, women’s health, and HIV/AIDS, providing graphs, tables, maps, rankings, and comparisons

Health Information Gateway (formerly Quick Health Data Online)
Office on Women’s Health
Health, access to care, and demographic data available by state and region

Health Statistics
South Dakota Department of Health
Health and vital statistics for various factors, including behavior, cancer, communicable disease, hospital pricing, and mortality

Healthcare Workforce Center – Resources and Data
South Dakota Department of Health
Resources and data for South Dakota’s healthcare workforce, including fact sheets and reports

HRSA’s Health Care Programs Data & Maps
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
HRSA programs, grants, health centers, National Health Service Corps members, and 340B program participating providers by state and county

Kids Count Data Center
Annie E Casey Foundation
Profiles, rankings, maps, trend graphs by topic, and raw data with over 100 measures of child well-being

Mapping the 2010 US Census
The New York Times
Browse population growth and decline, changes in racial and ethnic concentrations, and patterns of housing development by county

Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
Customizable maps of information concerning FQHC/HPSA/MUA/MUPs, minorities, Medicare, long term care, population change, poverty/income levels, rural health clinics, uninsured persons, and other categories

Maps of HPSAs and MUAs
South Dakota Office of Rural Health
Maps of primary, mental, and dental health professional shortage areas and medically underserved areas

Primary Care Association (PCA)
Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD)
South Dakota’s PCA

Primary Care Office (PCO)
South Dakota Office of Rural Health
South Dakota’s PCO

Rural Health Resources
Rural health information including state contacts, organizations, tools, maps, funding information, documents, journals, and news for the state

State Level Health Center Data & Maps
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
South Dakota maps and data, including state fact sheet, state map, and key health center data
(Click on, or select South Dakota from the list.)

State Profile
Trust for America’s Health (TFAH)
Public health data per state on adult health indicators, child and adolescent health facts, health profession shortage, public health preparedness, public health funding, and economics

Status of Women in the States
Wider Opportunities for Women
Data on the status of women in South Dakota by various measures

Vital Records and Statistics
South Dakota Department of Health
Vital statistics and reports