South Dakota State Health Assessment

The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) is conducting a statewide health assessment to understand the health issues that impact priority populations across the state. The assessment captures data on the health of our residents and will serve as a foundation for a statewide health improvement plan to address South Dakota’s most pressing health needs and improve the quality and performance of the state’s public health system.​​

Partner organizations, community members, and stakeholders play an essential role in helping understand the health needs and issues impacting South Dakota residents. As part of the process, the DOH will be hosting several community events across the state to discuss health issues impacting communities, local concerns, and what communities believe might make a difference in strengthening the health of their community. The DOH will take what it learns and use it to help make our work in communities across South Dakota more effective.

Who should be involved:

  • Community members
  • Organizations focused on improving the health of South Dakota residents
  • Organizations who serve under-served and disparate populations in South Dakota

Participate in an upcoming community conversation:

  • Hot Springs
    March 3 | 4:30 – 5:30 MST
    Hot Springs Public Library
  • Standing Rock – McLaughlin
    March 4 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MST
    Boys and Girls Club of Standing Rock
  • Rapid City
    March 5 | 4:30 – 5:30 MST
    Downtown Rapid City Public Library, Community Room
  • Yankton
    March 9 | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. CST
    Yankton Community Library
  • Sioux Falls
    March 12 | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. CST
    Libraries Downtown
  • Brookings
    March 17 | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. CST
    Brookings Public Library, Full Cooper Room AB
  • Aberdeen
    March 19 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. CST
    K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library, Community Rooms 112 A & B

To RSVP for the community conversation you would like to attend, click here.