The Better Choices, Better Health® South Dakota (BCBH SD) program has developed a strong strategic partnership between South Dakota State University (a land-grant university), the Department of Health (Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion), and the Department of Human Services (Long Term Services and Support) to drive evidence-based programs, specifically in rural communities. This presentation will explore the characteristics and roles of each organization that make this partnership successful and support BCBH SD sustainability. Land-grant University Extension programs exist in every state, and this presentation will help to explore ways to connect with them to support evidence-based programs in your area.

This presentation was featured at the 2018 National Center for Healthy Aging Annual Meeting.