The South Dakota COVID-19 Community Impact Project is launching a compendium of free health communication resources for communities and organizations. This health communication campaign was informed by more than 7,000 people who participated in the South Dakota COVID-19 Community Impact Survey between March 24 and April 30, 2020. Our team is honored to feature community ambassadors who represent South Dakota’s culturally and geographically diverse communities. Below are links to current posters available for use and distribution.
New materials will be uploaded each week. We want to know how you are staying healthy and reducing the impact of COVID-19 in your community. If you have interest in being a community ambassador, please contact: Chelsea.Wesner@usd.edu.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Share your photo to inspire others.
Be strong and be kind.
Robert Summerer, D.O. F.A.C.O.S., a general surgeon at Madison Regional Health System and president of the South Dakota State Medical Association
Carmelita Shouldis (Sicangu Lakota), an elementary teacher at the Rosebud Indian Reservation
Protect Yourself and Your Community By Wearing a Mask
Gayle, Mary, Shirley and Pat, 30 years of walking together daily
5,406 South Dakotan from 65 counties participated in the South Dakota COVID-19 Community Impact Survey. Here are some results.
Thank a farmer or rancher from your hometown.
Meghan Curry O'Connell, M.D., M.P.H., family medicine physician and USD clinical faculty
Bob Sutton, president and CEO at Avera Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Carmelita Shouldis (Sicangu Lakota), an elementary teacher at the Rosebud Indian Reservation, and Foster Cournoyer Hogan (Sicangu Lakota), a student at Stanford University.
Mark Huntingon, M.D., Ph.D., director for family medicine in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Elizabeth Ruen, M.P.H., M.S., program officer, Rural Healthcare Helmsley Charitable Trust in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Benjamin C. Aaker, M.D., president-elect, South Dakota State Medical Association
Kelly Stone, teacher at Vermillion High School and co-founder of the Tanager Takeout, and John Lushbough, founder of Feeding Vermillion & Tanager Takeout
Mary Beecher, M.D., family medicine physician at Madison Region Health System in Madison, South Dakota
Sandra Melstad, M.P.H., CEO and public health consultant at SLM Consulting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota