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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

Wyatt Pickner

 

2016-2018

Vice President

Tyler Hemmingson

 

2016-2017

Treasurer

Mary Beth Fishback

 

2015-2017

Secretary

Deborah Rumrill

 

2015-2017

APHA Affiliate Representative

 
Cristina Lammers

2012-2014

2014-2016

2016-2018

Member at-Large

Howard Wey

2015-2017

 Member at-Large Shelby Jepperson
2014-2016
2016-2018

 

    

Committee Chairs (Ex Officio)

Name

Committee

Term

Tom Stenvig

Bylaws

2014-2016

Ramu Sudhagoni

Education

2015-2016

Cindy Granum 

Membership

2014-2016

Cristina Lammers/Deb Rumrill

Legislation

2015-2016

Chelsea Wesner

Marketing

2014-2016