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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

Aaron Hunt

2020-2022

Vice President

 Kelsey Murray

2019-2021

Secretary

Sarah Zaiser

2020-2022

Treasurer

Abby Vreugdenhil

2019-2021

APHA Affiliate Representative

  Robert Mogire
  2020-2022

Member at-Large

 Tiffany Johnson

2019-2021

Member at-Large Sara Husher
2020-2022

 

    

Committee Chairs

Name

Committee

Term

Tom Stenvig

Bylaws

2020-2022

 

Education

2020-2022


Membership

2020-2022

 

Legislation

2020-2022

Kimberly Cripps

Marketing

2020-2022