Melissa Magstadt, South Dakota Secretary of Health

South Dakota State Health Assessment

We Need Your Input graphicThe South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) is taking steps to improve the health of South Dakota residents by evaluating and improving the public health system. As part of the process, the department will seek accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Becoming PHAB accredited will strengthen the department to better serve South Dakota communities through continuous quality improvement, multi-sector partnerships, accountability to external stakeholders, workforce enhancement, utilization of resources, and focus on community health.

Throughout the accreditation process we will be using the South Dakota Public Health Bulletin to keep partners informed of our progress and provide opportunities for input. If you do not receive the public health bulletin via email, please click here to subscribe.

DOH Guiding Principles

  • Serve with integrity, respect, and compassion

  • Focus on evidence-based prevention and outcomes

  • Support data-driven innovation

  • Achieve health equity in all communities

  • Demonstrate proactive leadership and strengthen partnerships

  • Exhibit transparency and accountability

Community Engagement

Partner organizations, community members, and stakeholders play an essential role in helping understand the health needs and issues impacting South Dakota residents. Input throughout the State Health Assessment (SHA) and State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) process are vital to informing a comprehensive statewide health assessment and shaping a statewide health improvement plan that addresses priority health issues.

Who Should Get Involved

  • Community members

  • Organizations focused on improving the health of South Dakota residents

  • Organizations who serve under-served and disparate populations in South Dakota

How to Get Involved

4 Photos: Man fishing, Native American Woman smiling, two women cross country skiing, and a group of people riding bicycles on a trail.The department is collecting comprehensive data on the health concerns experienced by South Dakotans and invites partners, stakeholders, and community members to provide input to the State Health Assessment and State Health Improvement Plan.

Participate in a community conversation:

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