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.Learn More
CNA Institutes 2014
Students, get your applications ready. Two Certified Nursing Assistant Institutes are available: in Yankton on June 2-13 and in Mitchell on July 7-18. The Institutes are for students ages 16 to 19. Get the details!Learn More
Take the pain out of work or play. Book Coach Rozy, aka Mark Roozen, for your next employee training event or conference. Coach Rozy gives you the right moves to work pain free and improve your ergonomics. Online presentations also available.
Learn more about registering for the ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care available at Yankton Rural AHEC's online education site. This is a free continuing education opportunity.Learn More
In A Box
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.Learn More
Scrubs Camps are being held at more than one dozen 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.Learn More
Starting its fourth year, the REHPS Summer Experience Program, has grown again. In 2011, three communities welcomed six students and in 2014, 11 communities are set to welcome 21 students.Learn More
Various events, conferences, and educational opportunities are available to students, professionals and the community. Follow this link to see more information.Learn More
High school students interested in a rewarding healthcare profession can enter the field in a short two weeks thanks to the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Institute being held in Yankton, June 2-13, 2014, and Mitchell, July 7-18, 2014. Space is limited to 10 participants at both sites. The Institutes are open to high school students ages 16 to 19. Applications must be turned into the Yankton Rural AHEC by April 18. Contact the AHEC office for more info, 605-655-1400.
Save the Date: Sept 10-11 SDCMF Symposium
The South Dakota Coalition for Military Families focuses on connecting organizations with each other for increased awareness, education, and mutual support while connecting these organizations with Service members, Veterans, and their Families. SDCMF is a state-wide collaborative partnership meant to engage all branches and components of the armed forces and their communities.
The 2nd Annual Symposium, Sept 10-11, 2014 at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, will include an exhibitor expo and educational tracks for providers on several key issues when dealing with Veterans and Service Members. Follow the link for more info.
Continuing Ed Opportunities
Participants can earn up to 2.2 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits by completing the ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care course. Debra Farver, Pharm.D., Professor of Pharmacy Practice at South Dakota State University’s College of Pharmacy, presents the course that was developed by nationally known experts in the ER/LA opioid field.
The webinar is pre-recorded. Participants can complete the course at their own pace. Click the button to register and log-in information will be provided to you.ER/LA Opioid REMS
2014 Healthcare Video Contest
Winners of the 2014 Healthcare Video Contest will be announced soon. Look here for more information and links.
About SD AHECThe South Dakota Area Health Education Center (SD AHEC) has a mission to "connect students to careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health." Established in 2009 through a HRSA grant awarded to the Sanford School of Medicine, the statewide program currently has two centers, the Yankton Rural AHEC and the Northeast AHEC.