Healthy Sioux Empire

Healthy Sioux Empire is a coalition led project of the Sioux Empire Coalition (SEC). Health Connect of South Dakota, the state’s only dedicated consumer public health library and a member of NNLM, manages the SEC. The Healthy Sioux Empire project will involve providing prevention and public health education to the Sioux Empire metropolitan area (population of over 276K) through the members of the SEC. The educational opportunities will address area community needs just recently highlighted in the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment surveying released in June of 2022... those identified needs include oral healthcare for youth, access to affordable health care, physical activity and nutrition to lessen the amount of chronic health issues and mental health. The use of various NLM resources (i.e. databases, websites, etc.) to power further this established strong human network will only add enhanced health literacy with all populations (i.e. LGBTQIA+, unwed mothers, homeless, Native American, Asian, Hispanic, etc.) and increase our delivery of public health information in the Sioux Empire.



Project Lead: Fran Rice


Age Group: Children (0-12 yrs.), Teens (13-18 yrs.), Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Sexual & Gender Minorities: Women
Geographic Type: Medically Underserved Areas/Populations, Rural
Issues & Interests: Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations
Race & Ethnicity: American Indians, Asians/Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latin Americans
Roles of Participants Project is Intended to Serve: General Public, Health Professional, Library or Information Professional
Other Roles: The project will also serve veterans and individuals with a disability.

Award Details

Funding Source: Region 4
Project Category: Outreach
Period of Performance: Sep 1, 2022 - Apr 30, 2023
Project Status: Awarded

Project Funding

Federal Fiscal Year 2022: $17,490