Healthcare providers play a vital role in preventing and controlling chronic diseases. In South Dakota that includes referring tobacco-using patients to the SD QuitLine, providing general health related information to patients, ensuring screenings for various chronic diseases take place, using health information technology to ensure overall quality of care, and linking patients to other community health and education resources. The information below includes tips for referring patients to available evidence-based chronic disease programs.

SD Chronic Disease Program Referral Map

Refer your patients to chronic disease programs in their area. See a statewide overview of all available programs. Use the legend on the left side of the screen to find a specific program in your area. As new programs and locations are added statewide, they will be updated online.

View Interactive Referral Map

Using the Referral Map, explore locations for the following programs:

Evidence-Based Chronic Disease Programs
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support
  • Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
  • Diabetes Self-Management Program
  • Chronic Pain Self-Management Program
  • Worksite Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
  • Fit and Strong
  • Walk With Ease (in-person, hybrid, or self-directed programs)
  • Other Chronic Disease Programs
Other Chronic Disease Programs
  • Community-Directed Special Diabetes Program for Indians
Statewide Chronic Disease Programs
  • All Women Count!
  • Live Your Best SD
  • Park Rx
  • SD QuitLine
  • South Dakota Opioid Resource Hotline

Questions? Contact Brooke Lusk.

Referrals to Chronic Disease Programs Webinar

(Recorded on September 7, 2021)

Healthcare Referrals to Chronic Disease Programs

Better Choices, Better Health® SD 
Refer patients with any chronic condition for self-management education
Fax Referral Form


National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) (educator map)
Refer patients with prediabetes or at-risk for type 2 diabetes. This is a year-long lifestyle change program.

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program (DSMES) (educator map)
Refer patients with diabetes. Patients are typically eligible to attend DSMES at diagnosis, annually, when complicating factors occur, and during transitions in care.

South Dakota QuitLine 
Refer patients who use tobacco and are interested in help quitting.
Referral Options
1.866.SD-QUITS (1.866.737.8487)

Park Rx (request park prescription pads)
Prescribe physical activity to your patients. Patients take the Rx to any state park and enjoy a free day in the park or discounted annual pass.

All Women Count!
Refer women age 30-64 who need breast or cervical cancer screening.

South Dakota Opioid Resource Hotline
Hotline is available 24/7 and will be answered by trained crisis workers to assist in finding local resources.

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

Social Media & Communication Resources
CDC Clear Communication Index – research-based tool to help you develop and assess public communication materials
Canva – website that allows users to create social media posts, documents, marketing materials and ads to promote community events, community health needs assessment activities, etc.

Community Health Improvement Plan (Action Planning) Resources
CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator – one-stop-shop that offers expert-vetted tools and resources to community stakeholders who lead or participate in CHI work
Clinical and Community Connections – Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Visit the South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Health Needs Assessment and Improvement Planning Toolkit for more information.