In efforts to provide Tribes with tribal-specific community data on topics relating to pregnancy and early infancy, the Maternal and Child Health Department of GPTCHB conducted a public health surveillance project. This project aimed to increase understanding of maternal behaviors and experiences during pregnancy and early infancy and how they affect health outcomes. The information was translated into a report for planning and evaluation of public health programs and policies. This project and resulting surveillance report was made possible by grant number 6U01DP006242 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This project was approved by the Sitting Bull College IRB, Sisseton-Wahpeton Local Research Review Board, South Dakota State University IRB, Great Plains Area Indian Health Service Internal Review Board (IRB), and the CDC IRB.
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
South Dakota Department of Health, the North Dakota Department of Health, South Dakota Women, Infants, and Children’s Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Great Plains Healthy Start Program
Many thanks to the Ethel Austin Martin (EAM) Program at South Dakota State University for providing technical assistance with survey and protocol development, data collection, data analysis, and data dissemination.
Special thanks, pilamaye, to the mothers who responded to this survey to help improve the health of American Indian mothers and babies in South Dakota and North Dakota.
Suggested Citation: 2017 South Dakota Tribal PRAMS Surveillance Report, January-December 2017 Births. Rapid City, SD: Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board Maternal and Child Health Department, Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center, 2019.