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Who is SDPHA?

We are a trade organization comprised of public health professionals from health systems, state and local health departments, institutions of higher education, non-profit associations, allied health and medical students, and other individuals who recognize the need for public health awareness. 
We promote public health through utilizing the combined networks of our members. We successfully provide professional development, current public health information and resources, the SD Public Health Conference, and much more. We advocate for all pubic health issues and on behalf of our members and supporters, including those in the state legislature. And we’ve even helped craft essential public health policies that have directly benefited the people of South Dakota.
 
SDPHA Goals:
  • To promote interest in public health throughout South Dakota
  • To develop, extend, and coordinate public health activities
  • To aid in developing legislation for the improvement of public health.

 

The SDPHA encourages all members to follow the foundation for public health activities

 1. Monitor health status of communities
 2. Diagnose and investigate health problems
 3. Inform, educate and empower people
 4. Mobilize communities to address health problems
 5. Develop policies and plans
 6. Enforce laws and regulations


   

SDPHA Executive Board

Position

Name

Term

President

Michaela Seiber

 

2018-2020

Vice President

Tyler Hemmingson

 

2016-2017
2017-2019

Secretary

Shelby Hintze Jepperson

 

2018-2020

Treasurer

Mary Beth Fishback

2015-2017
2017-2019

APHA Affiliate Representative

Chelsea Wesner                        

2018-2020

Member at-Large

Howard Wey

2015-2017
2017-2019

 Member at-Large Kimberly Nerud
2018-2020

 

    

Committee Chairs (Ex Officio)

Name

Committee

Term

Tom Stenvig

Bylaws

2014-2016
2016-2018
2018-2020

Tyler Hemmingson

Education

2018-2020

Shelby Hintze Jepperson

Membership

2017-2018
2018-2020

Cristina Lammers

Legislation

2015-2016
2016-2018
2018-2020

Kimberly Wilson-Sweebe

Marketing

2018-2020