Drawing data from 64 sources, the 2019 Release includes six years of data from 2013 to 2018. The Index is the most comprehensive look at states' preparedness to date. It is also the first national index that looks at the nation’s health security by collectively measuring the preparedness of the states. States face varying threats, apply preparedness principles in locally relevant ways, and have unique interdependencies. The display of results on the Index website takes into account both preparedness and model complexities.
The overall preparedness level in South Dakota stands at 6.3 for 2018. The national average is 6.7.
South Dakota’s overall health security level reached 6.3 out of 10 in 2018, a 6.8% increase from 2013.
The overall health security level in South Dakota was significantly below the national average health security level of 6.7 in 2018.
South Dakota’s largest improvement occurred in the Countermeasure Management domain, which increased by 17.4% between 2013-18.
Health security levels in 2018 declined in one domain: a decline of -5.7% occurring in Environmental & Occupational Health.
Health security levels in 2018 significantly exceeded the national average in one domain: Countermeasure Management.
Health security levels in 2018 were significantly below the national average in 4 domains: Health Security Surveillance, Community Planning & Engagement, Incident & Information Management, and Environmental & Occupational Health.
The state’s highest health security level in 2018 occurred in the domain of Incident & Information Management with a value of 8.1.
The state’s lowest health security level in 2018 occurred in Community Planning & Engagement with a value of 3.8.