Prescription Opioid Abuse Prevention Initiative

The 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.

South Dakota Opioid Abuse Strategic Plan

Opioid Abuse Strategic Plan One Pager

Opioid Advisory Committee

January 4, 2024, Zoom Meeting
August 24, 2023, Pierre 
January 6, 2023, Zoom Meeting
August 24, 2022, Pierre
July 1, 2022, Zoom Meeting
January 7, 2022, Zoom Meeting
July 13, 2021, Zoom Meeting
January 6, 2021, Zoom Meeting
July 15, 2020, Zoom Meeting
January 7, 2020, Teleconference
July 10, 2019, Pierre
December 5, 2018, Pierre
July 19, 2018, Pierre
December 13, 2017, Teleconference
September 13, 2017, Pierre
July 27, 2017, Pierre
May 1, 2017, Pierre
January 4, 2017, Pierre
November 2, 2016, Pierre

  • Lori Martinec, South Dakota Department of Health, Chair
  • Becky Heisinger, South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations
  • Sara DeCoteau, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation
  • Margaret Hansen, South Dakota Board of Medical & Osteopathic Examiners
  • Mallie Kludt, Volunteers of America - Dakotas
  • Tiffany Wolfgang, South Dakota Department of Social Services
  • Charles McGuigan, South Dakota Office of the 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. Erin Miller, South Dakota State University, College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Professions
  • Tosa Two Heart, Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board
  • Dr. Jennifer Ball, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP, South Dakota State University, Center for Family Medicine
  • Brian Mueller, Pennington County Sheriff's Office
  • Jason Jones, Pierre Police Department
  • Jason Foote, Yankton Police Department
  • Jill Franken, Sioux Falls
  • Susan Kornder, Northeastern Mental Health Center
  • Mary Beth Fishback, Brookings Behavioral Health and Wellness
  • Dr. John Rounds, PT, Pierre Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
  • Dr. Melanie Weiss, OD, Weiss Eyecare Clinic