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  • Yankton Rural AHEC - Connecting Students to Careers, Professionals to Communities, Communities to Better Health
  • Scrubs Camps Introduce High School Students to Healthcare Careers
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  • Students discovering rural rewards during REHPS 2013

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The Yankton Rural AHEC works to improve the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals in South Dakota. Find educational support for all levels of learning including elementary to professional practice.

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Disaster Training Day


Each year, Disaster Training Day brings together 12 disciplines of healthcare students from USD and SDSU. The day focuses on topics, terminology, processes, and procedures that will help students be prepared should they be called upon in a disaster. For more information, contact Yankton Rural AHEC.

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2016 Healthcare Video Contest


Winners have been announced in the 2016 Video Contest. $2,000 in cash prizes was awarded.

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CNA Training for HS


Two CNA Institutes are available during the summer of 2016. Applications are being accepted until April 1 for Institutes in Yankton, June 6 - 17 and Mitchell, July 11-22. Application is available at the link. Contact info@yrahec.org for details.

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Continuing Education

In a box

Watch the Yankton Rural AHEC website to learn more about on-going continuing education opportunities. Throughout the year, YRAHEC offers online education and conferences. Come back often.

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In A Box

In-A-Box brings hands-on tools to your classroom

In-A-Box learning toolkits, developed by the Oregon Area Health Education Center, are made available to South Dakota classrooms by YRAHEC. Your students can learn more about the eye, ear, brain, bone & muscles and guts. More have been added recently!

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Scrubs Camp


During the 2015-16 school year, Scrubs Camps will be held at more than 15 sites across South Dakota. This one-day, free event gives students grades 9 - 12 an opportunity to learn more about healthcare careers and where they can go to get educated.

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Watch for details soon about the students and communities in the REHPS program in 2016. Some students start their experiences May 9. Twenty-eight students are set to experience rural healthcare in 14 South Dakota communities. Visit www.rehps.org for more information.

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2016 Improving Combat Veterans Care Conference

This one-day conference in Sioux Falls focuses on “Together with Veterans: Community-based Rural Veteran Suicide Prevention Program.” Keynote speakers are from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Mental Health Program. Sponsored by: VA Health Care and Yankton Rural AHEC. Follow the link for information about this past event. 

2016 Disaster Training Day at Vermillion

On Feb. 19, more than 300 health professions students meet at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion to take part in a day of training that will help them prepare in the case of a disaster. Look for more updates soon.