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PRAMS Report & Breastfeeding Infographic

The South Dakota Department of Health, in conjunction with the EA Martin Program at South Dakota State University, conducted a 2016 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)-like surveillance project. This survey collects state-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy. The data report, summaries, and infographics are all available for download.

US Breastfeeding Report Card

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.

Hospital Practices to 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.

Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) in South Dakota

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.

Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

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.


MMWR Older Adults Physical Activity Report

A Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) focusing on physical inactivity among adults aged 50 years and older in the United States.

State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2014: SD Action Guide


Accompanies the State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2014, and provides a summary of state-specific data and potential actions that the state health department can take to enhance access to places for physical activity.

State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2014


Presents state-level information on physical activity behaviors and on environmental and policy supports for physical activity.

SD Nutrition & Physical Activity State Plan

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.

Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute of Aging


This guide is the centerpiece of Go4Life®, the National Institute on Aging’s national campaign to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.

Overweight and Obesity: CDC Data & Statistics

Find the latest statistics on adult and childhood obesity in the United States.

DASH = Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension

Get with the plan that is clinically proven to significantly reduce blood pressure! This booklet from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute contains a week’s worth of sample menus and recipes recalculated using 2005 nutrient content data. The plan features plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other foods that are heart healthy and lower in salt/sodium. Also contains additional information on weight loss and physical activity. Download the PDF or view online.

CDC's Diabetes Factsheets

Diabetes resource fact sheets on Surveillance, Chronic Kidney Disease and Complications due to Diabetes.

Consumer Poll Highlights and Analysis Regarding Fruit and Vegetables

Survey results from a poll regarding fruit and vegetable consumption amongst South Dakota families with children under 18 years of age.

Focus Group and Grocer Interview Summaries Regarding Fruit & Vegetables

Survey results from a poll to explore attitudes and behavior regarding the purchase and consumption of produce in South Dakota.

2013 Fruit and Vegetable Survey of South Dakota Producers and Grocers


Cardiovascular Collaborative Media Toolkit

Utilize these free social media posts and videos to educate South Dakotans about heart disease, stroke, and diabetes prevention.

AARP Walk Audit Toolkit and Leader Guide

Using these downloadable resources, a resident, group or community leader can survey and report on the safety and walkability of a street, intersection or neighborhood.

South Dakota Obesity Toolkit: A Clinical Toolkit for Healthcare Providers

The purpose of this toolkit is to make it easier for South Dakota primary care providers to address the obesity epidemic with their patients as well as assist in developing their own approach to the management of obesity.

Physical Activity Toolkit for Registered Dietitians: Utilizing Resources of Exercise is Medicine®

This toolkit is designed for RDs who want to talk with their adult patients and clients about achieving the recommended levels of physical activity and developing healthy lifestyles. It will assist all RDs in determining how providing physical activity guidance to clients and patients may fit within their individual scope of practice.