Help us ensure everyone in South Dakota has the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.
Healthy for Good
Living healthy and free of disease makes a critical difference in quality of life. That’s why we’re working to raise awareness about the vital effect lifestyle has on health and helping communities form healthy habits.
Show You Have South Dakota at Heart
You can make a difference by lending your support to help improve the long-term health of South Dakota.
Your gift MATCHED!
This Giving Tuesday, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $500,000, thanks Don Hanky & Debbi Bowles Hanky, Kevan & Anita Del Grande, & Kevin Nagle & another anonymous donor from Sacramento, CA.
Join the fight to end heart disease and stroke by attending a South Dakota event!
Leading with Survivors
Attendees at the 2022 #SoDakGoRed event were inspired by Ashley's incredible story. Diagnosed with early-onset preeclampsia, she delivered baby Aria early and then developed heart failure. Ashley's story illustrates the importance of Go Red for Women's focus on maternal health - for both moms and babies. We are so grateful to Ashley and her entire family for opening their hearts and sharing their story in an effort to educate women and help prevent their sad outcome from happening to another family. Thank you Ashley for being such an inspiration to women - and moms - everywhere.
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.
Healthy people, healthy communities, healthy South Dakota
Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases and improving the health of everyone living in South Dakota requires collaboration, responsibility, and shared-accountability across various sectors - this is the driving force behind the South Dakota Cardiovascular Collaborative.
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. Founded in 2017, medical and public health representatives from across the state, including the American Heart Association, came together to combine resources, tools and expertise to create momentum for moving the needle forward on this complex healthcare challenge.
Making Communities More Livable
Research continues to show that where we live can determine how well – or how long – we live. Factors like housing, transportation, health services, outdoor spaces and social connections all contribute to the “livability” of a community.
Focusing on these domains of livability create great places to live for all ages. The American Heart Association is working with partners across the state on Livable 605, a project that aims to encourage livability champions in SD communities.
Our legislative and regulatory priorities help to mitigate risk factors and protect survivors in communities across the country. We advocate for federal, state and local policies that help Americans build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.