Joan Adam, Secretary of Health
South Dakota Department 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.
  • Diabetes Prevention & Control – 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.
  • Healthy South Dakota – a statewide effort to promote 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.
  • The South Dakota Violent Death Reporting System (SD-VDRS) is an anonymous surveillance system that covers all types of violent deaths. The SD-VDRS collects information about the who, what, where, and how on violent deaths and provides insight about why they occurred.
  • 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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