New Report Ranks Public Health and Healthcare Spending in South Dakota
The Trust for America's Health has issued its annual state rankings for preventative healthcare spending at the state and federal level. The rankings are based on data assembled by the federal Centers for Disease Control. The report also ranks state efforts to address certain diseases and illnesses, such as asthma and diabetes. Overall, South Dakota ranks sixth in the nation for federal spending.
How does South Dakota compare to other states in health insurance coverage, obesity rates, and diseases? Data is available for 2009-2012.
The U.S. Census' American Communities Survey provides county-by-county comparisons of health insurance coverage across the United States. This map from the Census Bureau shows healthcare coverage by state and county for 2008 and 2009.
For more information and data on Health & Wellness in the Black Hills, visit the regional profile for Health & Wellness on the Black Hills Knowledge Network.