Grant Now Available for SD Healthcare Facilities!

The South Dakota Department of Health – Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program is accepting applications from healthcare facilities to implement or improve upon a self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring program.

Healthcare facilities can utilize Target: BP, Check. Change. Control, or Million Hearts SMBP programs and guidance to:

  • implement an SMBP program within their practice,
  • add additional patients to current SMBP program,
  • or expand to additional providers or sites.

Applicants may request up to $5,000 per facility. The grant will be available until all allotted funds have been awarded, a total of $30,000. Application consideration will be prioritized by date received.

Why focus on heart health?

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and 2nd leading cause of death in SD
  • Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S and 6th in SD
  • Overall, cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for 27.5% of all deaths in SD and 21.5% of those who die from CVD in SD are less than 65 years old.

Don’t miss this opportunity to change these statistics!

Check out the full grant application HERE.