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South Dakota Department of Health Honors Horizon Healthcare with Partner in Health Award

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) is pleased to announce that Horizon Healthcare has been selected as this year's outstanding Partner in Health. This award recognizes an outstanding community partner who has made a significant contribution in helping to advance the work of the Department at the community level.

April 3, 2023 | Milestones and Celebrations

DOH and DOE Announce K-12 School Air Quality Improvement Project

The South Dakota Departments of Health (DOH) and Education (DOE) are collaborating to provide portable high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) purifying units to accredited K-12 schools throughout South Dakota – all at no cost to the schools.

March 23, 2023 | Children’s Health

Department of Health Announces Funding Opportunity for Long-Term Care Facilities

The South Dakota Department of Health (SDDOH) Office of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification is providing a grant opportunity to support skilled nursing and long-term care facilities in enhancing their infection prevention infrastructure necessary to support resident, visitor, and facility healthcare personnel safety. This funding supports recruitment and retention opportunities for skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, and assisted living centers in South Dakota.

Freedom-Focused Healthcare: It Works

In South Dakota, we know our people. We know they desire flexibility, affordable care, and freedom to make their own choices regarding practitioners, insurance, facilities, and treatment options. I believe that the government’s role in healthcare is to empower, support, and partner – not mandate, control, and lock down.

March 7, 2023 | COVID-19

Fake Pills Kill: The Increasing Danger of Fentanyl

Counterfeit pills containing deadly amounts of fentanyl are being seized in unprecedented quantities by the DEA in every state, including SD.

January 23, 2023 | Drugs and Alcohol

Telemedicine Gets a Doctor’s Eyes in the Ambulance in S.D.

South Dakota’s new Telemedicine in Motion program mitigates a critical shortage of experienced paramedics by connecting a doctor or nurse via video and audio to the paramedic in the back of the ambulance.

January 17, 2023 | Milestones and Celebrations

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.

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