- Health Professionals
- Child Care
Active living by design - increasing physical activity and healthy eating through community design
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Fitness Passport Challenge - get outdoors in South Dakota parks
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
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.
America WALKS: Making America a Great Place to Walk
America Walks is the national voice for a walkable America by promoting walkable communities. America Walks also provides assistance with advocacy, coalition building, education and outreach, and technical resources.
Get Your Trail on the Trail
Experience all that South Dakota outdoors has to offer! Like us on Facebook and always know where the best spots are to walk, hike, run, and bike. Join the conversation by sharing your favorite trails in South Dakota. Learn more about South Dakota Trails!
South Dakota Fruit and Vegetable Survey
The Department of Health worked with South Dakota State University to survey fruit and vegetable producers, as well as grocers, across the state to learn more about why our state has some of the lowest consumption of fruits and vegetables. Click on the links below to read the summaries or go to Online Resources to read the full reports.
Data for Communities
The County Health Rankings website provides information, data and a snapshot of a county's health as a starting point for investigating ways to improve health.
The 2011 America’s Health Rankings is intended to stimulate action by individuals, elected officials, health professionals, employers, educators and communities to improve the health of the U.S.
How Healthy is Your Concession Stand?
The new Healthy SD Concessions Model Policy is your guide to serving healthier items - outlining foods and beverages that are green-light good and those red-light items that should be avoided. You'll find tips and strategies to help you overcome common barriers, put a plan in place, and you can request FREE marketing materials to help promote your healthier selections!
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:
Bringing Health Information to the Community (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
5P Strategies and Tactics - a comprehensive approach to increasing physical activity in a community. Learn more.
Small efforts can boost use of public parks (Medline Plus)