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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.

Worksite Breastfeeding Support Model Policy

Provide and encourage your employer to adopt the Breastfeeding Support Model Policy.  The policy provides a framework for businesses to support breastfeeding employees and includes information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which requires employers (with ≥ 50 employees) to provide nursing mothers with:

1) reasonable break time to express breast milk for one year after her child’s birth each time such employee has the need to express breast milk; and

2) a private space, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion of others, to express breast milk.

Breastfeeding Support Model Policy

The Breastfeeding Support Model Policy was developed to provide businesses with guidelines and guidance on ways to support breastfeeding employees including information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which requires employers to provide nursing mothers who are hourly workers with:

1) reasonable break time to express breast milk for one year after her child’s birth each time such employee has the need to express breast milk; and

2) a private space, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion of others, to express breast milk.

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.

Model Policies

Worksite Breastfeeding Support Model Policy

Provide and encourage your employer to adopt the Breastfeeding Support Model Policy.  The policy provides a framework for businesses to support breastfeeding employees and includes information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which requires employers (with ≥ 50 employees) to provide nursing mothers with:

1) reasonable break time to express breast milk for one year after her child’s birth each time such employee has the need to express breast milk; and

2) a private space, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion of others, to express breast milk.

Worksite UV Protection Model Policy

This Worksite UV Protection Model Policy provides a framework to encourage and support UV protection and is designed to assist safety personnel as they create sun protection guidelines for their worksite setting.

Tobacco-Free Business Model Policy

The Tobacco-Free Business Model Policy provides a framework to protect and promote the health and well-being of business employees and visitors. The use of tobacco products by employees or visitors compromises the mission of providing a safe and healthy place to conduct business.

Worksite Physical Activity Model Policy

The Worksite Physical Activity Model Policy provides a framework to encourage and support employee physical activity and create a worksite culture that supports health and total well-being.

Healthier Foods and Beverages at Meetings and Presentations Model Policy

The Healthier Foods and Beverages at Meetings and Presentations Model Policy is designed to help businesses offer healthier food and drink options at all business sponsored and/or coordinated meetings and presentations.

Healthier Vending and Snack Bar Model Policy

The Healthier Vending and Snack Bar Model Policy helps businesses incorporate healthier snack food and drink items in vending machines and snack bars. The policy is based on the South Dakota Healthier Vending and Snack Bar Standards. The policy and standards can be found in the Healthier Vending & Snack Bar Toolkit.

Breastfeeding Support Model Policy

The Breastfeeding Support Model Policy was developed to provide businesses with guidelines and guidance on ways to support breastfeeding employees including information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which requires employers to provide nursing mothers who are hourly workers with:

1) reasonable break time to express breast milk for one year after her child’s birth each time such employee has the need to express breast milk; and

2) a private space, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion of others, to express breast milk.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation - School Wellness Model Policy

Model Wellness Policy

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program has been working with districts across the country to create and implement strong wellness policies, guided by evidence-based best practices. The Alliance has created a Model Wellness Policy to make revising your district or school’s policy easier than ever.

Healthy South Dakota Concessions Model Policy

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.

Coordinated School Health Model Wellness Policy

A model wellness policy developed by The South Dakota Department of Education (SDDOE) for local agencies to promote children’s health and well-being and used to enhance academic performance.

Reports

Healthier Vending Machines & Snack Bars in SD Worksites: Grantee Evaluation

The SD Department of Health Healthier Vending and Snack Bar Policy Project was developed to provide businesses with assistance and guidelines for incorporating healthier food and drink options in vending machines and snack bars at their worksites. The below evaluation reports were developed by a third party evaluator and assess the project’s extent of success using reports and data from the worksite grantees.

2015-2016 Grantee Evaluation

2016-2017 Grantee Evaluation

2017-2018 Grantee Evaluation

3 Year Cumulative Evaluation

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

pa-stateindicator2014-sdactionguide.pdf

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

pa_state_indicator_report_2014.pdf

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

go4life-exercise-guide.pdf

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

Toolkits

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.

Healthy SD Community Walkability Toolkit

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.

Healthier Vending and Snack Bar Toolkit

Developed to help make it easier to choose the right snacks at vending machines & snack bars.

The South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Health Needs Assessment and Improvement Planning Toolkit

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.

Active Transportation Checklist

A resource developed to assist SD communities in creating access and opportunities for increasing physical activity among residents of all ages and abilities.

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.

Steps to Wellness

CDC resource to help worksites increase physical activity among employees. Provides employers interested in establishing or expanding their wellness programs with easy and understandable steps on how to increase the physical activity of employees in the workplace. Download the complete guide, or view it on CDC’s Healthier Worksite Initiative section.

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program Guide

CDC, in collaboration with Shape America (formerly AAHPERD), developed a step-by-step-guide for schools and school districts to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive school physical activity programs.

CDC Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit

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.

Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers

take-charge-teen-guide.pdf

This booklet gives teens small and doable steps that may help them get healthier.