Joan Adam, Secretary of Health

Prescription Opioid Abuse Prevention Initiative

South Dakota Vulnerability Assessment ButtonThe South Dakota Department of Health has received a grant through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Prescription Drug Overdose: Data-Driven Prevention Initiative in response to the growing national problem of opioid drug abuse. As part of the grant, the Department of Health will be appointing a Prescription Opioid Abuse Advisory Committee to review opioid use data for the state and develop strategies for preventing prescription opioid misuse and abuse.


Strategic Plan

South Dakota Opioid Abuse Strategic Plan
Opioid Abuse Strategic Plan One Pager

Advisory Committee Members

  • Laura Streich, South Dakota Department of Health, Chair
  • Becky Heisinger, South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations
  • Sara DeCoteau, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation
  • Mark East, South Dakota State Medical Association
  • Margaret Hansen, South Dakota Board of Medical & Osteopathic Examiners
  • Amy Hartman, Volunteers of America - Dakotas
  • Tiffany Wolfgang, South Dakota Department of Social Services
  • David Natvig, South Dakota Office of Attorney General
  • Kristen Carter, South Dakota Pharmacists Association
  • Dayle Knutson, Great Plains Indian Health Services
  • Kari Shanard-Koenders, South Dakota Board of Pharmacy
  • Representative Taylor Rehfeldt, Sioux Falls
  • Dr. Aaron Hunt, South Dakota State University, College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Professions
  • Dr. Melanie Weiss, OD, Weiss Eyecare Clinic
  • Dr. John Rounds, PT, Pierre Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
  • Tosa Two Heart, Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board
  • Dr. Jennifer Ball, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP, South Dakota State University, Center for Family Medicine

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