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Good & Healthy South Dakota, your one-stop overview of all the ways the office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is working to meet the needs of all South Dakotans at home, school, work, healthcare facilities, and in communities and reservations.

Adopting a Good & Healthy lifestyle is a great way to maintain your health and prevent chronic disease. Being active, eating right, quitting tobacco use, and staying educated on important health risks are all steps in the right direction. Let’s work together to make South Dakota Good & Healthy!

HEALTHY HOMETOWN


Healthy Hometown℠ Powered by Wellmark is a new initiative that works to make your hometown an even better place to live, work and play. Healthy Hometown uses proven tools and techniques to make simple changes in your community that have a long-lasting impact on your health and well-being.

There are a few ways to participate in Healthy Hometown. Any South Dakota community, worksite or school is encouraged to complete a FREE online self-assessment to receive insight, guidance and tools to make positive changes to their built environment.

Expert assistance is available at no cost to help develop and implement a plan to make healthy choices easy for sectors such as communities, worksites, schools, retail food, healthcare facilities and other organizations. Wondering if Healthy Hometown consultation is right for your community? Contact 605-373-7490 or brownac@wellmark.com for questions or assistance.
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NEW MATERIALS:


The Cost Savings of Investing in Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in South Dakota

Investing in local resources to support and build a healthy community where people live, learn, work and play is integral to long term health promotion and prevention of chronic diseases. Chronic diseases and associated risk factors continue to be the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in South Dakota and the United States. While chronic diseases are largely attributable to individual health behaviors, there is a growing body of evidence that recognizes that multiple factors shape health. Download the resources below for more information:

INFOGRAPHIC – Chronic Disease Prevention Pays Off
WHITE PAPER – The Cost Savings of Investing in Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in South Dakota