The CDC Breastfeeding Report Card provides state-by-state data to help public health practitioners, health professionals, community members, child care providers, and family members work together to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
The Baby- Friendly Hospital Initiative describes Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding that have been shown to increase breastfeeding rates by providing support to mothers.
The 2013 mPINC report describes specific opportunities to improve mother-baby care at hospitals and birth centers in South Dakota in order to more successfully meet national quality of care standards for perinatal care.
Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin outlined steps that can be taken to remove some of the obstacles faced by women who want to breastfeed their babies.
Childhood obesity in South Dakota has quadrupled in adolescents and more than doubled in children over the last 30 years.
The latest physical activity data in SD shows how SD compares to surrounding states and the nation.
The Active Living Research released an infographic to encourage all residents within a community to engage in more physical activity.
This policy was developed to assist local communities in improving the concession stand (or c-stand) nutrition environment and to promote healthy eating among youth and families.
The Nutrition and Physical Activity State Plan was developed to guide the work of the South Dakota Department of Health and the HealthySD Stakeholders to help South Dakotans be more physically active and eat healthier foods. The plan identifies evidence-based objectives, strategies, and activities to create a sustainable obesity prevention system that focuses on policy, environment, and system changes that support and encourage healthy behavior.
Learn what walkability is, why it matters and how to create more access to walkable areas. Learn the basics of starting a walking program and find lots of resources to help make walking easy and fun for everyone.
Developed to help make it easier to choose the right snacks at vending machines & snack bars.
With chronic diseases as the leading preventable public health issues throughout South Dakota, communities have a unique opportunity to converge to address these taxing afflictions and their long-term impact. You, your organization, and your community partners all have a unique opportunity to understand the factors that determine your community’s health status and will experience the benefits of collaborative health improvement planning.
A resource developed to assist SD communities in creating access and opportunities for increasing physical activity among residents of all ages and abilities.
To promote the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and support youth physical activity, CDC and several partner organizations developed the Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit, which highlights strategies that schools, families, and communities can use to support youth physical activity.
Additional information about the action guide can be found at CDC’s Healthy Communities Program site.