Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health
South Dakota Department of Health

Calendar of Events

Certified Food Manager Food Service Training

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

Health observances for 2014 (National Health Information Center)


April 2014

National Donate Life Month

National Minority Health Month

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) Awareness Month

April 22-23 — Certified Pool Operator Course, Rapid City

April 26 HIV Prevention Planning Group meeting, Sioux Falls

April 26 - May 3 National Infant Immunization Week

April 29  Governor's Workforce Summit, Mitchell Technical Institute


May 2014

Arthritis  Awareness Month

Hepatitis Awareness Month

National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

May 5-11 National Screen-Free Week

May 6 — Certified Pool Operator Course, Sioux Falls

May 7 — 2014 Rapid City WORKWELL Summit, University Center, 4300 Cheyenne Blvd, Rapid City

May 7 National Bike to School Day

May 12 National Women's Check-up Day

May 12-18 National Women's Health Week

May 12-16 National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

May 18 National Vaccine Awareness Day

May 19-26 Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week

May 21  Governor's Workforce Summit, Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown

May 22  Governor's Workforce Summit, Days Inn Convention Center, Brookings

May 23 Heat Safety Awareness Day

May 28 National Senior Health and Fitness Day®

May 31 World No Tobacco Day

June 2014

Men's Health Month

June 1 National Cancer Survivor's Day

June1 - July 4 Fireworks Safety Month

June 3  Governor's Workforce Summit, Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, Rapid City

June 4  Governor's Workforce Summit, Dakota Event Center, Aberdeen

June 7 South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners meeting, Chamberlain

June 9-15 Men's Health Week

June 17  Governor's Workforce Summit, Sioux Falls Convention Center

June 28 Wellmark Tour de Oahe, Oahe Downstream Group Lodge

July 2014

International Group B Strep Awareness Month

July 28 World Hepatitis Day

August 2014

National Breastfeeding Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

August 1-7 World Breastfeeding Week

August 10-16 National Health Center Week

August 16 HIV Prevention Planning Group meeting, Pierre

September 2014

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Fruits and Veggies — More Matters Month

Healthy Aging Month

National Cholesterol Education Month

National Food Safety Education Month

National Pediculosis Prevention Month / Head Lice Prevention Month

National Preparedness Month

Newborn Screening Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

World Alzheimer's Month

September 6 — South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners meeting, Chamberlain

September 10 World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10-11 — Advanced Trauma Life Support Class, Sioux Falls

September 16 — Get Ready Day

September 21-27 — National Farm Safety and Health Week

September 24 — National Women's Health and Fitness Day™

September 27 — Family Health and Fitness Day®

September 28 — World Rabies Day

September 29 — World Heart Day

October 2014

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2-3 — South Dakota Infection Control Council annual conference, Rapid City; contact for more information

October 9 — International Walk to School Day

October 19-25 — International Infection Prevention Week

November 2014

American Diabetes Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

November 8 HIV Prevention Planning Group meeting, Rapid City

November 12-13 — Advanced Trauma Life Support Class, Sioux Falls

November 20 — Great American Smokeout


December 2014

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

December 1 — World AIDS Day

December 1-7 — National Handwashing Awareness Week

December 6 — South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners conference call meeting

December 7-13 — National Influenza Vaccination Week

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