- Northwest IL AHEC July Newsletter

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Rural Health Career Camp

Rockford University hosted the Rural Health Careers Camp June 26-29, 2017, in partnership with National Center for Rural Health Professions (NCRHP), Rock Valley College and Northwest Illinois Area Health Education Center (AHEC). There were 39 campers. The camp provides education to high school students about different job/careers in healthcare and encourages them to come back to rural areas. Day one of the camp students attended a health career presentation by Northwest Illinois AHEC and experienced an accident simulation. During the next two days there were hands on labs in the various health professions. Campers also became CPR certified. On the last day of camp the students and parents had a closing session about how to prepare/pursue a career in health care which included college admissions requirements and financial aid. Students were also given information about how Northwest Illinois AHEC can help the students in their path to purse a job in healthcare.






Camp Dream-Diabetes Camp

Camp Dream was held at Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center in Oregon, Illinois on July 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This was a free camp that is open to children and teens with diabetes ages 5 to 17. Parents/guardians and siblings of campers were encouraged to attend as well. The campers and their families were able to enjoy many different activities throughout the day such as archery, gaga ball, networking and chair massages. Attendance for the camp were 12 campers and 48 family members, which included parents, siblings, and grandparents.





2017 Fall Health Profession Student Training Award

We had three students this year receive our 2017 Fall Health Profession Student Training Award (HPSTA). We were able to provide financial support to these students that are enrolled or accepted into the health career program. The three students are Kathryn Cover, Jazmin Martinez-Margartio, and Melissa Wohrley. Congratulations to these students and to their future in the healthcare field.





To set up Health Career Presentations for your school please contact the Northwest Illinois AHEC at 815-285-7858.



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