Help us ensure everyone in South Dakota has the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.
Healthy people, healthy communities
The South Dakota Cardiovascular Collaborative works to improve the quality of life for all South Dakotans through the prevention and control of heart disease and stroke.
Every stage. Every age. We’re with you.
We’re helping create healthier futures for South Dakota kids by improving nutrition security, increasing engagement in regular physical activity, hel[ing end tobacco use and supporting resiliency.
Open Enrollment is Here!
Enrolling in health insurance is a proactive way to take the first step towards better health and well-being. With the help of a trained navigator, you can receive free support in finding a plan that fits you and your needs. Affordable health insurance options are available for many South Dakotans. Connect with a navigator today.
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CPR & First Aid Training
Emergencies leave us feeling helpless, but they don’t have to. Take two minutes to learn Hands-Only CPR™ now. 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes. When a person has a cardiac arrest, immediate CPR can double or triple their chance of survival. Prepare to save a life, find a CPR course near you today.Find a CPR Training Class Near You
Life’s Essential 8
Life’s Essential 8 are the key measures for improving and maintaining cardiovascular health, as defined by the American Heart Association. Better cardiovascular health helps lower the risk for heart disease, stroke and other major health problems.Check out your checklist for lifelong good health
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To celebrate our 100-year anniversary, we have a gift for you! Join our FREE, exclusive program to get an email each week for the next 100 days providing you with valuable health tips on eating better, moving more, and improving overall wellbeing.
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In Your Community
The American Heart Association is committed to driving equitable health impact in South Dakota through five key priority areas: women, readiness, tobacco and vaping, patients, and healthy living. Equity is always at the center of our work, and it will continue to guide all that we do.
Through our focus on these key impact areas, and with collaboration among local organizations, sponsors, businesses, and others that serve the community, we are working to improve the health and well-being of South Dakota citizens while saving and improving countless lives.
Throughout the state of South Dakota, we’ve seen our community impact work grow, including efforts around creating avenues for greater access to care, expanding healthy food access and education, building a network of first responders through CPR kits in schools, supporting blood pressure screenings and education, and educating on the dangers of tobacco and vaping.
People are counting on us as never before. We at the American Heart Association, along with our supporters, will drive change, and we will be relentless. Thank you for your continued support.
For more than 40 years, Advocacy has had a mission-critical role in the American Heart Association's work. Our legislative and regulatory priorities help to mitigate risk factors and protect survivors in communities across the country. We support the enactment of evidence-based public policies that lead to longer, healthier lives.
Public policy advocacy is an essential strategy used by the Association to affect necessary and sustainable policy, system and environmental changes that help South Dakota citizens build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Our efforts in South Dakota and its communities are focused on the following policy areas: Tobacco and Vaping, Access to Care, Medicaid Expansion, and Hypertension Prevention and Control.