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State Loan Repayment Program Application Period Closes Wednesday, November 23, 2022

PIERRE, S.D. – Applications for the Department of Health’s (DOH) State Loan Repayment Program will close on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Mailed applications must be postmarked by this date and electronic applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. CT.

November 16, 2022 | Healthcare Recruitment

South Dakota Announces Next Generation of EMS Services

The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) is pleased to announce the launch of a new telehealth partnership between DOH, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Agencies, and Sioux Falls-based telemedicine provider, Avel eCare.

November 10, 2022 | Milestones and Celebrations

Department of Health Awarded $1,509,000 for State Loan Repayment Program: Applications Now Available

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) was recently awarded $1,509,000 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support a State Loan Repayment Program within South Dakota.

November 9, 2022 | Milestones and Celebrations

Department of Health Reminds Families about the Importance of Childhood Immunizations

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Health wants to remind families that August is National Immunization Awareness Month and with the back-to-school season fast approaching, childhood immunizations can help protect the health of children and youth now and in the future.

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Throughout the week ahead and continuing for the duration of the month of August, South Dakota joins the nation and world in celebrating and supporting World Breastfeeding Awareness Week (August 1-7) and National Breastfeeding Awareness Month.

First Two Human West Nile Virus Detections of 2022 Reported in Minnehaha and Spink Counties

Today, the South Dakota Department of Health confirmed South Dakota’s first two human West Nile virus (WNV) detections of the 2022 season, in residents of Minnehaha and Spink Counties.

August 3, 2022 | Infectious Disease

First Case of Monkeypox Identified in South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Health is reporting the first case of monkeypox in a South Dakota resident.

July 14, 2022 | Infectious Disease

Brown County Mosquito Pool First West Nile Detection of Season

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Health has confirmed the first West Nile virus (WNV) mosquito pool of the season has been detected in Brown County.

June 29, 2022 | Infectious Disease

WIC Program Announces New 2022 Income Guidelines

The South Dakota Department of Health’s (DOH) Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program strives to ensure that families have the resources needed to be healthy and strong. On June 1, 2022, WIC income guidelines were updated.

Formula Shortage Update

PIERRE, S.D. – Late last month, the FDA announced that the U.K.’s Kendamil will send three types of routine formula to the U.S. including Classic First Infant Milk Stage 1, Organic First Infant Milk Stage 1, and Goat First Milk Stage 1.

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