How healthy is your concession stand? -

Healthy SD Concessions Model Policy

AAHPERD name change

We Can! resources about public programs and policy

Exercise is Medicine information


Resources from South Dakota's community needs assessment training

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Fitness Passport Challenge - get outdoors in South Dakota parks

Healthy People 2020

You're It. Get Fit! President's Challenge

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.




Active Transportation Assessments

Active Transportation assessment technical assistance available to one selected SD Community in 2015!   Completed applications are due November 26, 2014 with a project time frame of January – May 2015 if selected.  Position your community for future healthy design opportunities by applying for this no-cost assessment of your community’s built environment. Learn more and find application information at

Active Living infographicActive Living Research - Changing Communities

Active Living Research has 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.

Get your Tail on teh Trail logoHealthy SD Trails Facebook Page

Get Your Tail on the Trail was developed by Healthy SD as a way to help identify non-motorizedwalking, 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

hikers 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

Physical Activity Strategies guideThe 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.
 Adolescent Health - improve the development, health, safety and well-being of adolescents and young adults

Walkable Communities, Inc.- information and resources

Strides to a Healthier Worksite

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.

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Outdoor Learning

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