Advisory Committee | Avoid Opioid SD
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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.

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
  • Maureen Deutscher, Family Representative
  • 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
  • Brian Zeeb, 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

For more information about the advisory committee and upcoming meetings, visit the committee’s website.

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