- Health Professionals
- Child Care
Healthy SD Concessions Model Policy
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Fitness Passport Challenge - get outdoors in South Dakota parks
Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaulation (CHANGE) Tool and Action Guide - data collection tool for community leaders
Walk Steps - Mayoral directives can kick-start the creation of pedestrian action plans, pedestrian-oriented street design guidelines, and multiagency collaborations to meet safety goals. They are often faster and easier to institute than a city council ordinance, but can provide the impetus for city council-crafted bills to institutionalize a mayor’s pro-walking efforts.
Last month, the Active Living Research released an infographic to encourage all residents within a community to engage in more physical activity. Overall, the info graphic highlights on key studies that have found built environments and/or programmatic modifications that saw significant improvements in physical activity participation.
Community Walk Audit Grants are now available through the SD Department of Health. These grants will help communities launch efforts to improve walkability and increase active transportation. Applications are due April 28th. Application and Instructions
To request an application in Word format contact Beth Davis.
Healthy SD Trails Facebook Pagel
Get Your Tail on the Trail was developed by Healthy SD as a way to help identify non-motorized walking, hiking and biking trails, encourage their use, and generate excitement about the incredible trail system our state has to offer! Go to Facebook and like OUR PAGE to stay up to date with hiking, biking, running and outdoor activities in South Dakota and Get Your Tail on the Trail!
“Park Prescriptions” is a concept that connects the healthcare community and public lands to create healthier people across the United State through exercise prescription outdoors. Park prescriptions aim to strengthen linkages between public parks and healthcare sectors. The resource from the National Recreation and Parks Association highlights success stories of communities changing the conversation about health and wellness through this concept.
Implementing Physical Activity Strategies
The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance and the National Coalition from Promoting Physical Activity recently released a resource, Implementing Physical Activity Strategies, that profiles 42 physical activity programs that are helping people adopt more active and healthy lifestyles. The book is based on the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) and highlights on eight sectors: education; mass media; health care; parks, recreation, fitness, and sports; business and industry; public health; transportation, land use, and community design; and volunteer and nonprofit organizations. Each sector includes a detailed explanation of effective physical activity programs that align with the NPAP.
Complete Streets Policies
Across the nation, 83 communities adopted Complete Streets policies in 2013! These laws, resolutions and planning and design documents encourage and provide for the safe access to destinations for everyone, regardless of age, ability, income or ethnicity, and no matter what their form of transportation. The Best Complete Street Policies of 2013, released by Smart Growth America's National Complete Streets Coalition, highlights 15 communities that led the nation in creating comprehensive Complete Streets policies last year.
HealthyPeople.gov: Adolescent Health - improve the development, health, safety and well-being of adolescents and young adults
Walkable Communities, Inc.- information and resources
ACHIEVE Communities - (Action Communities for Health, Innovation, and Environmental Change) develop and implement population-based strategies to help prevent or manage risk factors for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity and arthritis
Let's Move - a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First lady and dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Communities play a big part in this initiative. Learn more:
5P Strategies and Tactics - a comprehensive approach to increasing physical activity in a community. Learn more.
Community recreational trails in SD - the Health Department has funded trailhead markers and signs across the state to promote local trails and encourage increased physical activity