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Health Career Exploration K-8

“Health Career Exploration – K-8” is a series of short sub-curriculum activities designed to help students gain valuable new insights about health and healthcare, and health careers, while having fun. This web-based program is comprised of a combination of 12 age-appropriate video and PowerPoint presentations created to introduce students to health screenings, various health professions, healthcare terminology, health procedures, and various healthcare settings. Pre-K through Kindergarten students will gain a better understanding of common health screenings through three video-simulation puppet shows to help alleviate the fear of the unknown when facing certain common screenings. First through eighth grade students will be introduced to various health professionals, procedures, and terminology through interactive, thought-provoking programs that enhance their healthcare career curiosity and give them a greater understanding of various health career opportunities. This may “plant the seed” for consideration of a future healthcare career and enhance their desire to continue their education. “Health Career Exploration – K-8” is designed as extracurricular activities for the classroom but can also be utilized in the homeschool setting and individual student use.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Children
Teens
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Rural
Suburban
Urban
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
African Americans or Black
Alaska Natives
American Indian
Asian
Latino or Hispanic
Native Hawaiians
Pacific Islanders
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Community based organization staff
Data resource or tool developer
Educator, K-12
Library or information professional
Public health professional
Student, K-12
Project Lead:
Robert Wingate
Funding Source: 
MAR
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2020
Funding Amount: 
$19165
Funding Period:
Jul 8, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
Project Status:
Awarded