• Yankton Rural AHEC - Connecting Students to Careers, Professionals to Communities, Communities to Better Health
  • Click this photo for the 2014 CNA Institute Application!
  • Free Continuing Ed - ER/LA Opioid REMS Online Self-Paced
  • Scrubs Camps Introduce High School Students to Healthcare Careers
  • Find more information about healthcare careers -- click this image.
  • High School Students explore educational opportunities at Scrubs Camp
  • Students discovering rural rewards during REHPS 2013
  • Will you be ready? Disaster Training Day

Current Highlights



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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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!

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Coach Rozy


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.

Continuing Education


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.

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In A Box

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.

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Scrubs Camp


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.

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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.

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2014 Calendar


Various events, conferences, and educational opportunities are available to students, professionals and the community. Follow this link to see more information.

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  • CNA Institute

    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.

    CNA Institute 

  • 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.

    SDCMF Symposium

  • 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

    Follow this link for information and videos of the winners of the 2014 Healthcare Video Contest.

    2014 Video Winners