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2021 Spring Institute Archive

March 23 & 24, 2021

You can catch up on all the 2021 Spring Institute sessions with the recordings and presentation slides below.

Virtual Conference Agenda

Day One Sessions

Session I – Justice in the Air: Reframing Tobacco Disparities as a Social Justice Issue (Keynote)

DR. JULIE SWEETLAND, Frameworks Institute

In this keynote session, Dr. Sweetland reviewed tobacco-related disparities and how to address them in new ways.

Session II – State of the State

KILEY HUMP, South Dakota Department of Health
SIERRA PHELPS, South Dakota Department of Health
KACEE REDDEN, South Dakota Department of Health
LAURA GUDGEON,, South Dakota Department of Health

The Department of Health provided updates on project status, information on the priority populations in South Dakota, and progress towards the 2020-2025 Tobacco Control State Plan goals.

Session III – Communications: Priority Populations Data & Resources

HOLLY RIKER, Hot Pink, Ink
JENNY KERKVLIET, South Dakota State University

Holly and Jenny discussed the data available on priority populations, how the data is used to inform media and advertising, and how grantees and partners can use the available tools and information to inform their work.

Day Two Sessions

Welcome and Morning Plenary

ROSHAL ROSSMAN, South Dakota Department of Health

Roshal reviewed the accomplishments of the Community/School Partnership and Disparities Grantees over the past year.

Session IV – Policy to Move the Needle

DEE CALHOUN, SelfMade Health Network

In her presentation, Dee Calhoun explained how you can use health equity informed policies to move the needle, especially among priority populations.

Session V – Building, Expanding, and Sustaining Partnerships

BEN TIENSVOLD, Community Health Worker Collaborative of South Dakota
SANDY LOWN, Teddy Bear Den
BETH WALSTROM, South Dakota State University

Presenters provided information on how build new partnerships, identify new partners, and sustain existing relationships.

Certificates of Attendance

If you would like to receive certificates of attendance for continuing education purposes, please contact Hilary Larsen and list which sessions you attended and would like certificates for.


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