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|Mission||The goal of Health Careers Workforce Diversity program is to increase the applicant pool of minority students to careers in health care and to increase the cultural diversity awareness of area employers, educators, and practitioners|
•Health Careers Exploration Club
Students in the club are introduced to a variety of in demand health care careers using the “Exploring the Health Professions” curriculum. The curriculum contains lesson plans and all the materials needed to provide several weeks worth of instruction. Schools in the past have incorporated this into a class or organized an after school club. Each school has the flexibility to structure this program however the instructor/administrator sees fit. Depending on the scheduling a SEAHEC employee can act as lead instructor.
•Youth Health Service Corps (High School Only)
Students in the Youth Health Service Corps are put through an intense training, that includes CPR certification, to prepare them for volunteer service in their community. Students receive notification of volunteer opportunities via the YHSC database and are encouraged to sign up for any opportunity that interests them. Past volunteer opportunities include teaching a health lesson at the local YMCA/YWCA, contributing to meals on wheels, health department special events, and working at a local health clinic.
•Health Career Guest Speaker
A presentation about available health care careers with detailed information about educational requirements, salary, employment outlook, and which schools in North Carolina offer a certification program.
An interactive workshop designed to introduce students to a variety of health care careers through hands on activities. Careers highlighted include nursing, EMT/Paramedic, athletic training, physical/occupational therapy, radiologic technologist, dentist, and more.
Students get an exciting anatomy lesson by dissecting fetal pigs, lamb hearts, sheep brains, and other organs.
•Health Career Puppet Show (Elementary Only)
A puppet show that follows the storyline of a young boy that breaks his leg is intended to introduce elementary students to the 911 Emergency Response system and all of the he