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Obesity Among High School Students in the United States: Risk Factors and Their Population Attributa
Published on: 11/19/2018
The prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents in the United States is high. The aim of this study was to assess the association between modifiable risk factors and obesity and to estimate the population attributable fractions (PAFs) of modifiable risk factors among high school students in the United States.
Tobacco Product Use Among Adults — United States, 2017
Published on: 11/19/2018
In 2017, an estimated 47.4 million U.S. adults (19.3%) currently used any tobacco product. Among current tobacco product users, 86.7% (41.1 million) smoked combustible tobacco products, and 19.0% (9.0 million) used two or more tobacco products.
From Local Action to National Progress on 5 Major Health Challenges: The Bloomberg American Health I
Published on: 11/19/2018
The articles in this supplemental issue of Public Health Reports provide insight into what it will take for the field of public health to tackle 5 of the most complex and difficult health problems of our time: (1) large numbers of adolescents disconnected from work and school; (2) violence (including gun violence), intimate partner and sexual violence, and suicide; (3) opioid addiction and overdose; (4) a dysfunctional food system associated with obesity; and (5) threats to the environment.
American Indians and Alaska Natives must be included in research on adverse childhood experiences
Published on: 11/19/2018
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are an increasing area of interest among researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. As this field of study grows, an equity lens can facilitate a greater understanding of the structural, historic, and systemic contexts that relate to limited ACEs data for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs), as well as disparate exposures to ACEs among this population. Three factors are important to consider in support of more equitable outcomes: AI/AN population characteristics, historical trauma and resilience, and tribal sovereignty.
The Great American Search for Healthcare Information
Published on: 11/16/2018
Results from a survey of 1,700 American adults on healthcare information seeking.
Rural Communities: Age, Income, and Health Status (November 2018)
Published on: 11/15/2018
Recap identifies rural disparities in age, health status, and income.
The Future of Health Services Research: Advancing Health Systems Research and Practice in the United
Published on: 11/14/2018
Publication identifies the range of issues that health services research must consider, address, and potentially overcome to transform the field to meet the needs of a 21st-century health care system.
HUD Policy Brief on Housing Choice Vouchers: Understanding the Impact And Potential for Health Cente
Published on: 11/14/2018
Brief explores the role that health centers can play in linking eligible individuals to sustainable, affordable housing and providing health care to participants in HUD’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.
Children's Day at the Capitol set for January 15, 2019
Published on: 11/14/2018
Planning is underway for Children's Day at the Capitol. The 2019 Children's Day at the Capitol will be held on January 15, 2019 and the theme will be Building Resiliency. Sponsors of this important event: Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment, Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota, Children's Home Society and Child's Voice Child Advocacy Center at Sanford.

Legislators, advocates and citizens join at the Capitol Rotunda for the event which highlights the need for communities to be proactive in preventing child abuse and promoting a safe home for children.
Save the Date for the SDPHA 2019 Conference
Published on: 11/13/2018
Please save the date to for the SDPHA conference!
Tuesday June 25th 2019
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

More information to follow spring 2019.
Watch for calls for oral and poster presentation abstracts.
Uninsured Rates in Urban and Rural America
Published on: 11/8/2018
A collection of interactive graphics providing data on uninsured rates for people under age 65 in completely rural counties, counties that are mostly rural, and counties that are mostly urban. Includes state and county-level data.
USDA and ONDCP Unveil Latest Tool to Help Rural Communities Address the Opioid Epidemic
Published on: 11/8/2018
Rural Resource Guide is the One-Stop-Shop Listing of Federal Programs That Can Support Grassroots Strategies to Address the Opioid Epidemic and Build Resiliency
U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018
Published on: 11/8/2018
The U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW) highlights efforts to improve antibiotic prescribing and use in communities, in healthcare facilities, and on the farm. This annual, week-long observance, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will take place November 12-18. A collaboration of CDC, state-based programs, nonprofit partners, and for-profit partners, USAAW raises awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use
Rural Individuals’ Telehealth Practices: An Overview (November 2018)
Published on: 11/7/2018
Report analyzes three basic telehealth activities as practiced by consumers age 15 or older: (1) online health research; (2) online health maintenance (communication with health providers, including communicating with medical practitioners, maintaining records, and paying bills); and (3) online health monitoring via devices that exchange data remotely with medical personnel.
Early Childhood Education to Promote Health Equity: A Community Guide Economic Review
Published on: 11/7/2018
Economic review examines how the economic benefits of center-based early childhood education programs compare with their costs.
Nutrition Facts Label Reboot: A Tale of Two Labels
Published on: 11/5/2018
The Nutrition Facts label that you may read when buying packaged foods or preparing a meal has undergone a makeover. It’s been updated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reflect updated scientific findings.
One Health
Published on: 11/5/2018
One Health recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. It is a collaborative, multisectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.
The 2018 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
Published on: 11/5/2018
Report card assesses the levels of physical activity and sedentary behaviors in American children and youth, facilitators and barriers for physical activity, and health outcomes related to physical activity.
Opening Up Access to Research Findings
Published on: 10/24/2018
In celebration of international Open Access Week, editor of eGEMs’ section Better Decisions Together Jessica S. Ancker highlights progress in breaking down paywalls to make sure that research is available to everyone.
Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model
Published on: 10/24/2018
Model addresses fragmentation in the care of pregnant and postpartum Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid use disorder (OUD) through state-driven transformation of the delivery system surrounding this vulnerable population. By supporting the coordination of clinical care and the integration of other services critical for health, wellbeing, and recovery, the MOM model has the potential to improve quality of care and reduce costs for mothers and infants.
State Telehealth Laws & Reimbursement Policies (Fall 2018)
Published on: 10/24/2018
Report offers policymakers, health advocates, and other interested health care professionals a freshly redesigned summary guide of telehealth-related policies, laws, and regulations for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
SUPPORT for Families & Communities Act:New Funding & Flexibility for States to Address Substance Use
Published on: 10/24/2018
Brief outlines Medicaid provisions in the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, a wide-ranging bill seeking to address the opioid crisis. The bill contains numerous provisions that affect how state Medicaid agencies structure and administer services and supports for individuals with opioid and other substance use disorders (SUD).
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2018
Published on: 10/22/2018
NLPPW, held October 21-27, 2018, is a call to action to bring together families, individuals, community-based organizations, state and local governments and others, to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness and increase efforts to reduce childhood exposure to lead.
Best Practices&Innovative Solutions to Overcome Barriers to Delivering PSE Changes in Rural
Published on: 10/19/2018
To better understand the barriers to implementing policy; systems; and environmental (PSE) change initiatives within Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) programming in U.S. rural communities; as well as strategies to overcome these barriers, this study identifies: (1) the types of nutrition-related PSE SNAP-Ed programming currently being implemented in rural communities; (2) barriers to implementing PSE in rural communities; and (3) common best practices and innovative solutions to overcoming SNAP-Ed PSE implementation barriers.
Life in Rural America (October 2018)
Published on: 10/17/2018
This “Life in Rural America” report is based on a survey conducted for National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The survey was conducted June 6 – August 4, 2018, among a nationally representative, probabilitybased telephone (cell and landline) sample of 1,300 adults ages 18 or older living in the rural United States. The purpose of this survey was to understand the current views and experiences of rural Americans on economic and health issues.
How Fentanyl Changes the Opioid Equation
Published on: 10/17/2018
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fentanyl’s popularity didn’t take off until 2013, propelling what the agency now calls the third wave of the opioid epidemic, after painkillers and heroin.
Health Care in America: The Experience of People with Serious Illness
Published on: 10/17/2018
Report examines the experiences of Americans with serious illness — the sickest of the sick — and those who help care for them, with the goal of understanding whether our health care system is doing all it can do not just to treat illness but to help people cope with illness.
Five Things to Know About CDC's 6|18 Initiative
Published on: 10/16/2018
This blog post, authored by CHCS along with CDC and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice blog, highlights five things to know about the 6|18 Initiative now underway in 34 states, territories, and localities across the country.
Why the 2020 Census Matters for Rural America (October 2018)
Published on: 10/16/2018
Brief explores how census data are used to determine which areas are considered rural, to inform other surveys that characterize rural residents, and to make funding decisions for federal programs that serve those residents.
Data Sources and Data-Linking Strategies to Support Research to Address the Opioid Crisis (September
Published on: 10/16/2018
This report presents findings from a scoping study to assess the types of data sources and data-linkage efforts that are currently being used or could potentially be leveraged to support research and evaluations relevant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Strategic Priorities to combat the opioids crisis.
City Health Dashboard
Published on: 10/9/2018
ODP Strategic Plan FY 2019-2023, Prevention Research: Building a Healthier Future
Published on: 10/9/2018
Plan includes six strategic priorities that will guide the activities of the Office over the next 5 years. To better integrate disease prevention into trans-NIH initiatives, we’ve introduced three new cross-cutting themes: leading causes and risk factors for premature mortality and morbidity, health disparities, and dissemination and implementation research.
Investing in Rural America: Bringing Progress and Economic Opportunity to Rural Communities
Published on: 10/3/2018
Report highlights the state of rural America and provides recommendations on improving financial security, education, infrastructure, affordable housing, and access to affordable healthcare.
Federal report on health, well-being of America's children and youth now available
Published on: 10/2/2018
The latest annual report of federal statistics on the health and well-being of America's children and youth is now available. The 2018 America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, highlights six measures on the status of children and youth who face heightened risks to their well-being.
HRSA releases new data on child health across the U.S.
Published on: 10/2/2018
HRSA has released the 2017 National Survey of Children’s Health data from nearly 21,000 households across the U.S. This voluntary survey, funded and directed by HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau, provides annual national- and state-level estimates of key measures of child health and well-being.
Updated State Medicaid Fact Sheets Highlight the Role of Medicaid in the U.S. Health Care System
Published on: 10/1/2018
An updated collection of state Medicaid fact sheets from the Kaiser Family Foundation summarizes Medicaid coverage and spending nationally and in each state. The fact sheets for each state are accessible via an interactive map of the U.S. and display a wide range of data
Health Insurance Coverage in Small Towns and Rural America: The Role of Medicaid Expansion
Published on: 9/28/2018
This paper examines the status of insurance coverage for low-income citizen adults in the 46 states with significant rural populations.
A community-based approach to rural health research
Published on: 9/27/2018
The Collaborative for Rural Primary Care, Research, Education, and Practice (Rural PREP) is dedicated to making research more accessible through its community of practice activities. Rural PREP programs bring people together in a community of practice around education, training, and research.
State Snapshots Provide a Fresh Look at State-Specific Health Care Quality Trends
Published on: 9/26/2018
AHRQ has just released its 2017 State Snapshots, a set of online dashboards that each year provide updated, detailed analyses of how each State, plus the District of Columbia, is performing in important areas of health care quality.
FDA launches new, comprehensive campaign to warn kids about the dangers of e-cigarette use
Published on: 9/24/2018
“The Real Cost” Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign will target nearly 10.7 million at-risk youth through digital platforms, social media, and in-school ads nationwide
The State of Obesity: 2018
Published on: 9/24/2018
Each year, the State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report highlights the latest obesity trends as well as strategies, policies, programs, and practices that can reverse the epidemic.
HHS Sponsors Development of Intranasal Form of Long-acting Opioid Overdose Drug
Published on: 9/21/2018
To help save lives in the current opioid epidemic or following a deliberate attack, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will work with Opiant Pharmaceuticals of Santa Monica, California, to develop a fast-acting, long-lasting intranasal, potentially improved form of an opioid overdose drug.
Measuring Community Stress
Published on: 9/20/2018
Report investigates whether a community that experiences challenges—for instance, high unemployment, community violence, segregation, or high opioid use—could develop community allostatic load, which, in turn, could affect how it responds to future traumatic events.
Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby Factsheets
Published on: 9/20/2018
This series of four fact sheets emphasizes the importance of continuing a mother's treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) throughout pregnancy. The series includes information on OUD and pregnancy, OUD treatment, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and considerations to address before hospital discharge.
HHS Awards Over $1 Billion to Combat the Opioid Crisis
Published on: 9/20/2018
This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded over $1 billion in opioid-specific grants to help combat the crisis ravaging our country. The awards support HHS's Five-Point Opioid Strategy, which was launched last year and enhanced this week. New data unveiled recently by HHS suggests that efforts are now yielding progress at the national level.
CDC provides new funds to battle the opioid overdose epidemic
Published on: 9/20/2018
To address the opioid overdose epidemic, the CDC is increasing support to states, territories, tribes, and non-governmental organizations working to prevent opioid-related overdoses, deaths, and other outcomes. CDC has awarded $155 million in new funding to states and four U.S. territories to advance the understanding of the opioid overdose epidemic and to scale-up prevention and response activities, including improving the timeliness and quality of surveillance data.
Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Spotlight on Opioids
Published on: 9/20/2018
The Spotlight on Opioids assembles opioid-related information from the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health into one document to better inform the general public, especially family and friends of people with an elevated risk of opioid overdose, opioid misuse, and/or opioid use disorder.
MAP Rural Health Final Report - 2018
Published on: 9/19/2018
More than 59 million individuals—approximately 19 percent of the U.S. population—live in rural areas. Data indicate that those living in rural areas in the U.S. are more disadvantaged, collectively, than those in urban or suburban areas, particularly with respect to sociodemographic factors, health status and behaviors, and access to the healthcare delivery system. In recognizing the lack of representation from rural stakeholders in the Measures Application Partnership (MAP) pre-rulemaking process, CMS tasked the National Quality Forum (NQF) to establish a MAP Rural Health Workgroup. Between November 2017 and July 2018, the MAP Rural Health Workgroup focused on two primary tasks: (1) identifying a core set of the best available rural-relevant measures to address the needs of the rural population and (2) providing recommendations from a rural perspective regarding measuring and improving access to care.
the SDSU College of Nursing is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Project Lead
Published on: 9/18/2018
The POPULATION HEALTH EVALUATION CENTER in the SDSU College of Nursing is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Project Lead. We are looking for a creative and innovative professional to join our department. This is a 12- month, full-time, benefit-eligible position. This position is grant funded. Continuation of this appointment will be based on secured grant funding. Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position.
7 States Now Report Obesity at or Above 35%
Published on: 9/17/2018
Today, CDC released new data on self-reported adult obesity prevalence for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. The 2017 Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps show that adult obesity prevalence across the country remains high and differs by race, ethnicity, and education.
Surgeon General's Call to Action: “Community Health and Prosperity”
Published on: 9/17/2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the opening of a docket to obtain comment on an upcoming Surgeon General's document/Call to Action with a working title “Community Health and Prosperity”.

CDC is the lead agency to support the Office of the Surgeon General to publish a Call to Action that will be science-informed and actionable, outlining a conceptual framework with case examples and available evidence on the business case for investing in community health. The goal of the Call to Action is to: Clearly demonstrate that investments in community health have the potential to improve the health and prosperity of communities and issue a call to action to the private sector and local policy makers for investment in communities, unilaterally or as part of multi-sector or other consortium, to improve community health.
Speak for Health is how APHA members stand up for public health interests.
Published on: 8/30/2018
APHA believes public health professionals deserve a stronger voice in public health advocacy. Together, we can change the narrative and turn the tide.

APHA is the leading voice for public health in Washington. The policies we advance are based in science, research and member-led processes.

Join us and Speak for Health — for today and future generations.

APHA's Speak for Health campaign gives you the tools you need to talk to your members of Congress about the importance of public health.
2018 SDPHA Executive Board election results
Published on: 8/20/2018
2018 SDPHA Executive Board election results are as follows:

President (2018-2020) Michaela Seiber

Secretary (2018-2020) Shelby Hintze Jepperson

APHA Affiliate Representative (2018-2020) Chelsea Wesner

Member-at-Large (2018-2020) Kimberly Nerud

Congratulations to all!
Public Health ACTion Campaign South Dakota
Published on: 2/20/2018
Simple facts on Ebola
Published on: 10/29/2014
Information on Ebola from APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin