Registration is now open for the Fourth Annual South Dakota State Demography Conference. Hosted by the SDSU Rural Life and Census Data Center, this year’s event will focus on heath and population data in South Dakota. The conference, scheduled for May 19 (8 am-5 pm) and 20 (8 am-noon), will be held at the University Center in Sioux Falls.
The $45 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Topics to be discussed include:
- Findings from the 2014 State Health Survey
- Health disparities by age, gender, race and class
- Heath data issues for American Indian communities
- Methodology and geography for health statistics
- Demographic trends in South Dakota
- Access and use of available data tools and resources
A webinar, “Helping South Dakota Businesses Thrive: Introducing Census Business Builder” hosted by Andrew Hait of the U.S. Census Bureau, will be offered to all attendants.
Presenters include Kimberly Davis of the U.S. Census Bureau, South Dakota State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger, South Dakota State Demographer Weiwei Zhang, Mary Killsahundred of the SDSU State Data Center, Patricia Da Rosa of SDSU, Carole Cochran of KIDS Count, Heide Schultz of the Helmsley Charitable Trust, Preston Renshaw and Daniel Steinwand of Avera Health, Jessica Hanson, Wyatt Pickner and Susan Puumala of Sanford Health, and Callie Tysdal, Denise Ross and Eric John Abrahamson of the Black Hills Knowledge Network/South Dakota Dashboard.
You can register online.
For more information contact Joni Mueller at [email protected].
To explore presentations and findings from the 2015 South Dakota Demography Conference, which focused on economic trends, see the 2015 South Dakota Demography Conference resource guide on the South Dakota Dashboard.