Diabetes Prevention & Control Program
Working collaboratively to improve the quality of life for all South Dakotans at risk for, or affected by, diabetes
South Dakotans living free of the burden of diabetes
The South Dakota Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is part of the South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Health Promotion. The program receives funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to use towards prevention and population-based intervention aimed at South Dakotans at risk for and with diabetes.
The program works to:
- facilitate partnerships with the South Dakota Diabetes Coalition, healthcare systems, communities, organizations, and other stakeholders;
- collect and disseminate diabetes surveillance and evaluation data to implement program development and guide policy making;
- assist with efforts to reach disparate and high-risk populations affected by diabetes throughout South Dakota;
- coordinate the development of population-based community interventions; and
- provide accurate and up-to-date diabetes educational materials to health professionals.
The Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is reflected in the Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 2020 Strategic Map - the vision is that all South Dakotans will enjoy healthy lives free from the devastation of chronic diseases.
Melissa Coull, RN
Diabetes Clinical Outreach Coordinator
South Dakota Department of Health
Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
1310 Main Ave South, Suite 105
Brookings, SD 57006
Do you want to make a difference and impact diabetes in SD? Learn more about the South Dakota Diabetes Coalition by visiting the website.