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Success Stories

Utilizing Evidence-Based Interventions to Increase Preventative Cancer Screening Among the Hutterite Population in SD

Preventative cancer screening rates for the SD Hutterite population insured by DAKOTACARE are disproportionately lower than screening rates of the overall SD population insured by DAKOTACARE. During project implementation, a challenge encountered by the DAKOTACARE team involved additional time and effort required to manage the procedural differences regarding scheduling, billing, and coordination of three different Avera mobile mammography units located in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, and Aberdeen. Read more

Funding Opportunity Assists in Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

The South Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Control Program awarded grants to four healthcare organizations to support the implementation of evidence-based interventions focused on increasing colorectal cancer screening rates. Grantees were chosen from various geographic locations across the state, including medically underserved areas. Read more

South Dakota’s Successful Implementation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program

Over 200,000 South Dakotans have prediabetes, a condition that increases their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. As the incidence continues to rise, South Dakotans are taking steps to prevent type 2 diabetes by participating in the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Read more

Survivorship: Putting the Pieces Together

Avera Cancer Institute Mitchell’s successes and lessons learned from providing an online, interactive platform for cancer survivors to access information about survivorship such as nutrition, advance care planning, advance directives, physical activities, and connect with other SD cancer survivors for peer support. Read more

Teaming Up to Bring Palliative and End of Life Care Education to Rural Interprofessionals

LifeCircle SD, a statewide collaboration of institutions, organizations and people committed to improving end-of-life care, collaborated during a nine month period to plan, develop and implement a day-long workshop for palliative and end of life training for healthcare professionals in Winner, SD. Read more

Before It’s Too Late

A 64 year old, unemployed man received early colorectal screening, education, and follow up thanks to SD CCCP Colorectal Workgroup’s pilot project. Typically, low-income people don’t receive this type of care until it’s too late. Read more