South Dakota Priority Topic Investments
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South Dakota Overdose Investment Snapshot
Combatting the current overdose crisis is a priority for the agency. This page provides an overview of the FY21 CDC Injury Center (NCIPC) overdose investments for the state of South Dakota.
There were 91,799 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2020 (28.3 deaths per 100,000 standard population), a stark 30% increase from 2019. Approximately 75% of drug overdose deaths in 2020 involved an opioid, with synthetic opioids (e.g., illicitly manufactured fentanyls) accounting for more than 80% of all opioid-involved deaths. Drug overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids increased by 55% and deaths involving psychostimulants (e.g., methamphetamine) increased by 47% from 2019 to 2020. Drug overdose deaths involving cocaine also increased by 22%.
In 2020 in South Dakota there were:
overdose deaths per 100,000 people (age-adjusted)
Source: NVSS – Drug Overdose Deaths
Overdose Data to Action (OD2A)
Public Health and Public Safety
*average award amount; award pending
Examples of How South Dakota Is Working to Prevent Overdose
South Dakota enhanced data linkages between the state’s five largest health care systems and the South Dakota Health Link network to improve provider insight into care that opioid use disorder patients receive across the health care systems.
Clinical event notifications
South Dakota’s Health Information Exchange worked with pain management clinics to improve patient outcomes through the integration of clinical event notifications, which allow providers to make more informed clinical decisions and better engage with education and resources.
CDC Overdose Prevention Strategies
CDC’s Injury Center plays a critical role in addressing the drug overdose epidemic by driving progress in the five strategic priorities that guide CDC’s response framework for preventing overdoses.