Taking Control of Tobacco in South Dakota I October 18, 2022

Taking Control of Tobacco in South Dakota Tobacco Control Program focuses on prevention, cessation, and education to reduce the impact of tobacco use. Specialized programs are used to reach South Dakota populations facing a higher proportion of tobacco-related challenges. With Be Free SD as a foundation, community and health care facilities have access to data, […]

Great Plains QIN Webinar: The ABCs of ADEs | October 18, 2022

Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) are a large public health problem and a patient safety priority. An ADE is defined as “an injury resulting from the use of a drug. Under this definition, the term ADE includes harm caused by the drug (adverse drug reactions and overdoses) and harm from the use of the drug (including […]

Call it Quits: SD Quitline Overview I October 25, 2022

Call it Quits: SD Quitline Overview Quitting cold turkey doesn’t work for everyone. The SD Quitline provides support and resources to guide individuals on the journey to freedom from tobacco and vaping products: no matter how many times they walk the road. Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. CT Objectives: Highlight data trends related […]

Kick Start the Quit at Avera Addiction Care Center I November 1, 2022

Kick Start the Quit at Avera Addiction Care Center Admitting the need for help is the first step toward recovery. Avera Addiction Care Center in Aberdeen focuses on treatment for the whole person to encourage and promote healing and recovery. Use of tobacco and vaping products often go hand-in-hand with alcohol, drugs, and gambling.  Coordinating […]

Vape Video Challenge Promotes Peer Messaging I November 8, 2022

Vape Video Challenge Promotes Peer Messaging Teenagers experience peer pressure, and it can have significant consequences…some good and some bad.  Engaging high school students in developing messages about the dangers of vaping using a video challenge has created a positive buzz through the hallways and in the community. The South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care […]