Melissa Magstadt, South Dakota Secretary of Health

Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

The South Dakota Chronic Disease State Plan addresses the burden of chronic disease and provides a comprehensive roadmap of proven effective strategies for making change.

The Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion provides technical assistance for the following programs;

  • All Women Count! (Breast and Cervical Cancer Control) – coordinates statewide activities to promote early detection of breast and cervical cancer; pays for screening tests for underinsured women who meet age and income guidelines.

  • South Dakota Cancer Registry – ensures the coordination of cancer reporting in the state.

  • South Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Control Program – reduces the burden of cancer in South Dakota by bringing together individuals, organizations, healthcare providers, and agencies.

  • Healthy South Dakota – promotes healthy eating and increased physical activity as a means to reduce overweight/obesity and chronic disease. The web site provides a single, reliable source of information on nutrition and physical activity.

  • Diabetes Program – collaborates with partners to design, implement, and evaluate a broad range of public health strategies to reduce the burden of diabetes and improve the quality of life for all persons affected by diabetes in South Dakota.

  • Tobacco Control – coordinates state efforts to prevent young people from starting to use tobacco products, help current tobacco users quit, and reduce non-smokers' exposure to second-hand smoke.

For more information or technical assistance regarding any of the above programs, call 1-800-738-2301.

For more information on other chronic diseases visit the CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

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