South Dakota
Prevention Framework
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller

Multiple state agencies worked collaboratively to develop the South Dakota Prevention Framework to create common language and a process when doing prevention programming. It is also designed to guide prevention programming along the continuum of Good, Better, and Best.

The South Dakota Prevention Framework

Additional guidance and resources are available for each step, found below this graphic in color-coordinated boxes.

SD Prevention Framework Graphic

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RESOURCES (for each step the above graphic)
Assess assess
Conduct a Needs Assessment – Rural Health Information Hub
Assessing Community Needs and Resources – Community Tool Box
The Effective Use of Epidemiological Data – Mountain Plains Prevention Technology Transfer Center

Plan plan
Program Planning Resource – The Community Guide
Developing an Action Plan – Community Tool Box
Logic Models – Program Development and Evaluation, Division of Extension
*Visit individual agency websites below for specific evidence-based programs available to include within your plan.
Implement implement
Plan Implementation Strategies – Association for Community Health Improvement
Making Adaptations Tip Sheet – Family and Youth Services Bureau

Evaluate evaluate
A Framework for Program Evaluation – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Evaluation Checklists – Western Michigan University
Evaluation of Rural Programs – Rural Health Information Hub

Cultural Competency Cultural Competency
A Practitioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Cultural Competence – Health and Human Services
Health Equity and Social Justice – National Association for State and Territorial Health Officials
Health Equity – Prevention Institute
Community Engagement Community Engagement
Principles of Community Engagement – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Community Engagement Toolkit – Collective Impact Forum
Community engagement assessment tool – Minnesota Department of Health

South Dakota Resources

Click on the logos below to find agency specific and other South Dakota program resources.

Department of Tribal Relations logo
South Dakota Meth logo
South Dakota Avoid Opioid logo
South Dakota Suicide Prevention logo
South Dakota Be Tobacco Free logo