Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health
South Dakota Department of Health

Calendar of Events

Certified Food Manager Food Service Training

EMT Courses and Training

South Dakota Administrative Rules - notices of rule making and scheduled hearings
South Dakota State Park activities and events

Health observances for 2017 (National Health Information Center)


May 2017

Arthritis Awareness Month

Better Hearing and Speech Month

Hepatitis Awareness Month

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

National Stroke Awareness Month

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

May 22-28 - Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

May 26 - Don't Fry Day
May 26 - Heat Safety Awareness Day
May 31 - World No Tobacco Day


June 2017

Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

Men's Health Month
June 4 - National Cancer Survivor's Day

June 7 - SD Board of Chiropractic meeting, Chamberlain

June 8 - SD Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners meeting, Sioux Falls

June 9 - SD Board of Pharmacy meeting
June 12-18 - Men's Health Week

June 14-15 - SD Rural Health Leaders Conference, Pierre
June 19 - World Sickle Cell Day

June 29-30 - SD Board of Nursing meeting, Sioux Falls



July 2017

International Group B Strep Awareness Month
July 28 - World Hepatitis Day


August 2017

National Breastfeeding Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

August 1-7 - World Breastfeeding Week
August 7-13 - National Health Center Week

August 11 - SD Board of Optometry Examiners meeting, Pierre


September 2017

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Fruits & Veggies - More Matters Month

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

National Food Safety Education Month

National Pediculosis Prevention Month / Head Lice Prevention Month

National Preparedness Month

National Sickle Cell Month

Newborn Screening Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Whole Grains Month

World Alzheimer's Month
September 10-16 - National Suicide Prevention Week

September 13 - SD Board of Chiropractic meeting, Chamberlain

September 14-15 - SD Board of Nursing meeting, Sioux Falls

September 14 - SD Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners meeting, Sioux Falls
September 18-24 - National Farm Safety and Health Week
September 19 - Get Ready Day

September 28 - World Rabies Day



October 2017

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
October 2-6 - National Primary Care Week
Octoer 3-4 - 9th Annual South Dakota Trauma Symposium
October 4 - Walk and Bike to School Day

October 5-6 - South Dakota Infection Control Council Conference, Hilton Garden Inn, Sioux Falls.
October 11 - SD Mosquito Control Conference, Aberdeen
October 15-21 - International Infection Prevention Week

October 16 - SD Board of Massage Therapy meeting
October 16-22 - National Healthcare Quality Week


November 2017

American Diabetes Month

Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

National Family Caregivers Month
November 16 - Great American Smokeout

November 16-17 - SD Board of Nursing meeting, Sioux Falls


December 2017

December 1 - World AIDS Day
December 4-10 - National Handwashing Awareness Week
December 4-11 - National Influenza Immunization Week

December 6 - SD Board of Chiropractic meeting, via teleconference

December 8 - SD Board of Pharmacy meeting

December 14 - SD Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners meeting, Sioux Falls


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