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K12 Initiatives

Health Care Heroes Camp and Crime Scene Investigation Camp

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These camps are tailored for 5th-8th grade audiences and provide campers with the opportunity to explore their interest in health and STEM. Health Care Heroes Camp covers various health topics and incorporates hands-on experiences and active learning with local professionals. The Crime Scene Investigation Camp encouraged students to use critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and collaboration to solve cases. Partner organizations for both camps have included REMSA, WCSO, UNR Med. students, and Student Ambassadors.

To enroll your child, click here and register for Health Care Heroes Camp or CSI: The Science of Justice under Summer Break Camps! 

Project Prevent and Project R.O.A.R.R.

Project Prevent is an innovative outreach targeting Title I schools, providing a comprehensive and engaging curriculum focused on developing a workforce who are able to meet the diverse needs of their communities. Project Reach Out and Revitalize Rural (ROARR) is similar to Project Prevent but is targeted toward rural students.

 

Through these programs, students are exposed to different healthcare careers, learn about the functions of the healthcare system, gain a better understanding of how to appropriately research, and identify ways to advocate for themselves and their families. Through these programs, we strive to provide mentorship to students interested in health or healthcare and support them on their journey to the health workforce.

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Teachers - Interested in inviting our Health Education Coordinators to deliver Project Prevent/RORARR to your students?

Contact Kailey Arington, Workforce Development Coordinator at kailey@highsierrraahec.org or (775) 507-4022.

Teachers - Interested in using Project Prevent/ROARR in your classroom with your current curriculum?

Check out our Educator Resources page to get started!

Our CHW Certification Program 

The CHW Certification Program is made for high school students (ages 16 and older). For the CHW I portion of this program, participants will receive a comprehensive and engaging curriculum that reflects the importance and versatility of Community Health Workers. Additionally, participants will be provided with CE/CME opportunities and other trainings/workshops to supplement their coursework. Since this is the next step in the pipeline, this program is open to both rural and Title I students. The program participants will be mentored and linked to additional opportunities and like-minded partners to advance their careers and be provided with a pathway towards higher-skilled and/or more specialized healthcare careers. To learn more about the CHW Certification Program, click here.

In collaboration with the Office of Statewide Initiatives and the Nevada Health Workforce Research Center, we have created a biennial publication titled Health Care Careers in Nevada highlighting over 70 health care careers, average salaries, job expectations, and educational opportunities throughout the state.

Contact us to request your hard copies today!

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Student Ambassador Highlight

" I have been with High Sierra AHEC as a student ambassador for a year now and have seen the positive changes we have made in our community. I have been able to participate in many AHEC activities but an experience that I have personally enjoyed has been our Project ROARR. I have been fortunate to talk about public health and some of those students graduated with their CHW's to make impacts in their communities. I have been involved with Upward Bound students and seeing dedicated students early on has been great to see and I am excited for a new year and new activities to come. Personally it has been rewarding and I hope to have new ambassadors in our program."

-Gary Cortes Solis 

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Photo taken at AHEC's annual trip to an Ace's baseball game!  

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