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  • Yankton Rural AHEC - Connecting Students to Careers, Professionals to Communities, Communities to Better Health
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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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RHEPS recruiting has started with plans to have 30 students and 15 communities participate. Students who have attended a recruiting session may apply using the following link: https://www.cognitoforms.com/YanktonRuralAHEC/REHPS2017AlumniScholarMedicalLabScienceAndPharmacyApplication.

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CNA Training for HS


CNA CTE training for high school students is currently underway. For more information about CNA CTE training in your area or to learn about how to become involved, please call 605-655-8290.

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Scrubs Camp


Yankton Rural AHEC is planning a Scrubs Camp for Thursday, October 6th in the Avera Sacred Heart Professional Office Pavilion. Applications for the Yankton Camp are due on Thursday, September 29th. Please contact Corryn Celmer, Yankton Scrubs Camp Coordinator, with questions at 605-655-8290 or info@yrahec.org

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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.

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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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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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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.