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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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)

 

January 2017

Cervical Health Awareness Month

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

National Radon Action Month

January 19 - SD Board of Nursing meeting, 8:30 a.m. (Central)

January 23 - SD Board of Massage Therapy teleconference, 11 a.m. (Central)

January 25 - South Dakota One Health Working Group Seminar: Vaccine-Preventable Diseases of People and Animals - USD Health Science Center, Sioux Falls | Registration

 

February 2017

American Heart Month

International Prenatal Infection Month

National Children's Dental Health Month

February 3 - Give Kids a Smile Day

February 3 - National Wear Red Day

February 4 - World Cancer Day
February 14 - National Donor Day

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

 

March 2017

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

National Kidney Month

National Nutrition Month

March 1 - SD Board of Chiropractic meeting, Chamberlain

March 3 - SD Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners meeting, Sioux Falls

March 3 - SD Board of Pharmacy meeting
March 6-10 - National School Breakfast Week
March 9 - World Kidney Day
March 10 - National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 12-18 - Patient Safety Awareness Week

March 14 - Spring 2017 Tobacco Control Institute, Chamberlain
March 19-25 - National Poison Prevention Week
March 20 - National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Week
March 22 - American Diabetes Alert Day
March 24 - World Tuberculosis Day

 

April 2017

National Donate Life Month

National Minority Health Month

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Sexually Transmitted Infection Awareness Month
April 3-9 - National Public Health Week

April 4 - SD Board of Nursing Facility Administrators meeting

April 4 - SD Board of Examiners in Optometry meeting, Pierre

April 7 - World Health Day

April 10 - SD Board of Massage Therapy meeting
April 10 - National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

April 20 - Implementing South Dakota Physical Education Standards Workshop, (Grades K-5), Sioux Falls

April 20-21 - SD Board of Nursing meeting, Sioux Falls
April 24 - World Meningitis Day
April 26 - May 3 - National Infant Immunization Week

April 27 - Implementing South Dakota Physical Education Standards Workshop, (Grades 6-12), Sioux Falls

 

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
April 26 - May 3 - National Infant Immunization Week
May 5 - Hand Hygiene Day

May 14-20 - National Nursing Home Week
May 14 -20 - National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week
May 14 -20 - National Women's Health Week
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 19 - World Sickle 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

 

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
October 4 - Walk and Bike to School Day

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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