Who We Are
Founded in 1998, the New York State Area Health Education Center (NYS AHEC) System is a state and federally funded workforce development initiative. Our mission isÂ to increase the diversity of qualified healthcare professionals by recruiting and training individuals of all races and ethnicities, with a special emphasis on medically underserved areas in both rural and urban communities.
Our Vision for the Future
Through our youth exposure programs, the NYS AHEC System aims to implement a "grow your own" model, in which students from medically underserved areas in both rural and urban communities are encouraged to develop an interest and desire to ultimately work in a healthcare career in their local community.
What We Do
Committed to increasing access to diverse and qualified healthcare professionals in all disciplines of health, the NYS AHEC System coordinates and facilitates three core types of programming: