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Past R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camps

penguinMore than 6,000 North Dakota 5th-12th graders have taken part in innovative health career promotion activities in rural communities throughout the state since 2009. Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camps have been funded in 79 rural communities in North Dakota.

Program Description

A program of the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences, the R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camps aim to increase awareness, interest, and understanding of health careers available in rural North Dakota through creative and interactive activities. The R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camps are one-day learning experiences in which students are able to explore health career options by hearing from local healthcare professionals and participating in exciting hands-on activities.

A critical piece of the camps is helping communities 'grow their own' healthcare professionals.

Recipients

R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camps have been organized by the following organizations for students in rural communities. For the purposes of this program, rural is defined as any geographic area beyond a 20 mile radius from Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Fargo. Partnerships between schools, healthcare facilities and economic or job development authorities were required in order to increase collaboration and awareness of the economic impact of healthcare.

2022-2023 Grant Awardees

  • Central Regional Education Association, Bismarck
  • CHI ST. Alexius Health, Dickinson
  • Coal Country Community Health Center, Beulah
  • First Care Health Center, Park River
  • Great Northwest Education Cooperative, Williston
  • Nelson County Health System, McVille
  • Northeast Education Services Cooperative, Devils Lake
  • Northwood Public School, Northwood
  • Pembina County Memorial Hospital, Cavalier
  • Quality Health Associates of North Dakota – Fort Yates Hospital, Fort Yates
  • St. Aloisius Medical Center, Harvey
  • Towner County Medical Center, Cando
  • Unity Medical Center, Grafton

2021-2022 Grant Awardees

  • Central Regional Education Association, Bismarck
  • Great Northwest Education Cooperative, Williston
  • Nelson County Health System, McVille
  • Northeast Education Services Cooperative, Devils Lake
  • Northern Cass School, Hunter
  • Northwood Public School, Northwood
  • St. Aloisius Medical Center, Harvey
  • Towner County Medical Center, Cando
  • Unity Medical Center, Grafton

2020-2021 Grant Awardees

  • Central Regional Education Association, Minot
  • CHI St. Alexius Health, Carrington
  • Great Northwest Education Cooperative, Williston
  • Minot State University, Minot
  • Northeast Education Services Cooperative, Devils Lake
  • St. Aloisius Medical Center, Harvey
  • Unity Medical Center, Grafton

2019-2020 Grant Awardees

  • Central Regional Education Association, Linton
  • Central Regional Education Association, Velva
  • Central Regional Education Association, Washburn
  • Coal Country Community Health Center, Beulah/Hazen
  • Kenmare Community Hospital, Kenmare
  • Mountrail County Health Center, Stanley
  • Northland Health Centers, Turtle Lake
  • Sanford Hillsboro Medical Center, Hillsboro
  • St. Aloisius Medical Center, Harvey
  • Towner County Medical Center, Cando

2019-2020 Scrubs Shirt Awardees

  • CHI St. Alexius Health, Carrington
  • Great Northwest Education Cooperative, Williston
  • Heart of America Medical Center, Rugby
  • May-Port CG High School, Mayville
  • Northeast Education Services Cooperative, Devils Lake
  • St. Andrew's Health Center, Bottineau
  • West River Health Services, Hettinger

Questions?

Kylie Nissen, Program Director
Center for Rural Health
University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
(701) 777-5380 or kylie.nissen@UND.edu


SD logoThank you to the South Dakota Healthcare Workforce Center at the South Dakota Office of Rural Health for sharing Scrubs Camp materials and ideas.


WI logoThank you to the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health for sharing their Club Scrub materials and ideas.