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Model Policies to Improve Health

The South Dakota Chronic Disease Partners Model Policy Workgroup develops policies to help you make positive changes in your community. Each one is evidence-based and can be adapted to fit your specific needs.

Learn how to improve the health of your community by developing and enforcing policies that can make a difference. Start by being clear about the issue you want to address. If you are creating a new policy– use our model policy resources in the following areas to help bring it to life:

  • Childcare
  • Healthcare
  • Community
  • School
  • Tribe
  • Workplace

You can also access our Model Policy Checklist—a helpful step-by-step tool that shows you how to plan and draft your policy, what should be included, and how to ensure its success.

Enacting a policy alone doesn’t ensure that the policy will be successful. Additional steps are often necessary along the way to increase the likelihood of the policy achieving its intended outcomes.

Visit Good & Healthy SD Model Policies for more information.

Breastfeeding Support Model Policy

Supportive breastfeeding policies and practices in the workplace not only benefit the employee but also provide a number of benefits to the baby and the employer.

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.

Visit Good & Healthy SD for a customizable model policy framework you can use as is or modify with your personal organizational branding to meet the unique needs of your community or facility.

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. Whether you are a contracted concessionaire, a youth sports program leader or coach, a civic volunteer, an involved parent, parks and recreation staff member, school employee, or other community leader who operates or assists with a local concession stand, you’ll find a variety of tools to help improve the food and beverage offerings at your local concession stand.