About

SLM Consulting, LLC was established in 2012, focused on providing data driven public health solutions to create healthy communities and improve population health guided by prevention, research, and evidence-based public health. SLM Consulting is committed to understanding and addressing factors that affect population health, translating evidence-based practice into public health approaches that to achieve healthy equity. SLM Consulting helps clients foster multi-sector collaborations to address priority health issues, building community capacity through training and education to foster change and impact health.


Sandra Melstad is the owner of SLM Consulting, LLC. Sandra has worked in public health for over a decade focused on health promotion and chronic disease prevention and control initiatives; working to improve the health of rural and urban communities where people live, work, learn and play. Sandra is experienced with evidence-based public health practice, policy, system, and environment change, community health needs assessment and improvement, cancer prevention, epidemiology, and big data. Sandra uses her experience to adapt to the needs of the project, to achieve measurable outcomes that impact population health. Sandra has also served in various public health roles in, working to promote population health through collaborative partnerships.

Sandra holds a Master of Public Health with an emphasis on Community Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion from South Dakota State University.