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
Disaster Training Day
Each year, Disaster Training Day brings together 12 disciplines of healthcare students from USD, SDSU and most recently Mount Marty College and the University of Sioux Falls. 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.Learn More
2016 Healthcare Video Contest
Winners have been announced in the 2016 Video Contest. $2,000 in cash prizes was awarded.Learn More
CNA Training for HS
Watch for more information about the CNA Institute in Mitchell, July 11-22. The participants have been selected. Visit yrahec.org for information on future opportunities for CNA training.Learn More
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.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. More have been added recently!Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.
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.