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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,” says Lynette Dickson, MS, LRD, workforce development director at the Center for Rural Health. “Student participants will each receive a scrubs top so they can feel like real 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.

2018-2019 Awardees

  • CHI St. Alexius, Carrington
  • Great Northwest Education Cooperative – Williston
  • Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center – Elgin
  • Kenmare Community Hospital
  • McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, Inc. – Watford City
  • Mid-Dakota Education Cooperative – Velva
  • Northeast Service Cooperative – Devils Lake
  • Sanford Mayville
  • St. Andrew's Health Center – Bottineau
  • West River Health Services – Hettinger

2017-2018 Awardees

  • CHI St. Alexius, Carrington – Carrington
  • Great Northwest Education Cooperative – Williston
  • Heart of America Medical Center – Rugby
  • Jamestown Regional Medical Center – Jamestown
  • Mountrail County Health Center – Stanley
  • Northeast Service Cooperative – Devils Lake
  • Sakakawea Medical Center – Hazen
  • St. Andrew's Health Center – Bottineau
  • St. Luke's Medical Center – Crosby
  • West River Health Services – Hettinger

2016-2017 Awardees

  • Bottineau Public School District No. 1
  • CHI Carrington Health
  • Coal Country Community Health Center – Hazen
  • Great Northwest Education Cooperative – Williston
  • Heart of America Medical Center – Rugby
  • Jamestown Regional Medical Center
  • Mountrail County Health Center – Stanley
  • Northeast Service Cooperative – Devils Lake
  • Sanford Medical Center – Mayville
  • West River Health Services – Hettinger

2015-2016 Awardees

  • Bottineau Public School District No. 1
  • CHI Carrington Health
  • Great Northwest Education Cooperative – Williston
  • Heart of America Medical Center – Rugby
  • Jamestown Regional Medical Center
  • Northeast Service Cooperative – Devils Lake
  • Sakakawea Medical Center – Hazen
  • Sanford Medical Center – Mayville
  • West River Health Services – Hettinger

2014-2015 Awardees

  • Carrington Health Center
  • Sanford Medical Center – Mayville
  • Bottineau Public Schools
  • Sakakawea Medical Center – Hazen
  • Heart of America Medical Center – Rugby
  • Northeast Education Services Cooperative
  • Great Northwest Education Cooperative
  • Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Questions?

Kylie Nissen, Senior Project Coordinator
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.