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.

Project Details

Organization Name

Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center

Organization Type
Community-based organization
Public health
Project Lead

Robert Wingate

New York
Start Date
July 8, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
Community-based Organization Staff
Data Resource or Tool Developer
Educator, K-12
Library or Information Professional
Public Health Professional
Student, K-12
Children (0-12 yrs.)
Teens (13-18 yrs.)
Blacks/African Americans
Alaska Natives
American Indians
Asians/Asian Americans
Hispanics/Latin Americans
Native Hawaiians
Other Pacific Islanders
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health