School Health

The School Health program is a collaborative partnership between the South Dakota Departments of Education and Health. Through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we develop partnerships and coordinate programming to improve the health and educational outcomes of young people!

CDC Priority Areas include addressing nutrition, physical education/physical activity through the following strategies:
  Link between Health and Academic Achievement
  Health Education
  Physical Education
  Professional Development Opportunities
  School Health Profiles
  Youth Risk Behavior Survey
  School Height and Weight

Making the Connection
South Dakota Standards
High Quality PE

Useful Links

CDC Priority Risk Behaviors
CDC School Health Index
Good and Healthy South Dakota Schools
SD Dept of Health


Karen Keyser, Health and Physical Education Specialist, 605-220-6453