Health in Partnership with Education (HIPE) Week Why participate?
Educating kids and getting them excited about careers in health care is important. As the baby boomers retire and leave the health care workforce, they are subsequently aging and requiring additional health care services. At the same time, there are fewer and fewer high school graduates available to replace them.
- As of 2012, seven of the ten fastest growing professions nationally are in health care.
- By 2020, there will be a nationwide shortage of 100,000 physicians and 800,000 nurses.
- The population of North Dakota residents 65 years and older from 2000 to 2010, has grown by 33%.
As you can see, HIPE Week is an important event to "grow our own" health care workforce. You can support HIPE Week in many ways.
- Encourage your local school to take part in HIPE Week
- Host a job shadowing day for high school students
Host a coloring contest for elementary school students
- Host a health career fair
- Feature HIPE Week on your website
- Any way you can think of!
We encourage your organization to participate, be creative, and use the provided resources. For questions, please contact Lynette Dickson at 701.777.6049 or Kylie Nissen at 701.777.5380.
We hope you will consider working with us on this initiative and look forward to working with you to celebrate and promote HIPE Week 2013!
Thank you to the South Dakota Healthcare Workforce Center at the
South Dakota Office of Rural Health for sharing HIPE week materials and ideas.