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DES MOINES — Eight Iowa school districts and education programs have received grants to introduce high school students to health care careers.
Gov. Kim Reynolds said $2.5 million of federal pandemic relief funding will be distributed through Iowa’s Health Careers Registered Apprenticeship Program.
The grants will introduce students to health care careers through virtual reality training and real-world experience with local nursing facilities and hospitals. The funding will support investment in virtual reality technology and training.
According to the governor’s office, the grants will ultimately fund 450 apprentices in 22 school districts.
One of the recipients is the Cedar Rapids-based Grant Wood Area Education Agency. The full list of recipients can be viewed at earnandlearniowa.gov/funding.
SEXUAL ASSAULT TRAINING: Free training on sexual assault topics for Iowa medical providers is being offered by the Crime Victim Assistance Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office.
The three-hour training, officials said, covers sexual assault laws in Iowa; sexual assault and trauma; sexual assault response teams; sexual assault nurse examiners; sexual assault exam and evidence collection; and the sexual assault evidence kit tracking system.
Medical providers who take the course can be awarded three hours of continuing education credit.
The course, also is available to the public, can be accessed at the University of Iowa’s Continuing Medical Education website at medicine.uiowa.edu/cme.
The Attorney General’s Office contact for the program is Sara Hulen at Sara.Hulen@ag.iowa.gov or (515) 281-5044.
Gazette Des Moines Bureau