The Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center (R-AHEC) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Warsaw, New York. R-AHEC’s mission is “to improve health and healthcare through education.
R-AHEC is supported in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Grant number U77HP16459 and project title New York State Area Health Education Center System. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
R-AHEC is a member of the NYS AHEC System.
R-AHEC is an equal opportunity employer & provider.
Mental Health Awareness Training – For information about the R-AHEC Scholars Mental Health Awareness Training or to register for the community training event on July 29th, please CLICK HERE.
Our programs and services are designed and focused on building diversity, improving distribution of health professionals and healthcare workforce practice transformation.
We work collaboratively with over 1,000 healthcare organizations and educational institutions throughout the Western New York Region.Read more
Mental Health First Aid Training Rural AHEC has invested in training staff in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor Training, because we believe that mental health is as important as physical health for our youth. Email Krysta Smith or call 585-786-6275 to for more information or to set up a training. What is MentalRead more
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) New York State consistently has higher opioid overdose rates than the national average. Rural communities are continuously identified to be at high risk for opioid misuse. This program is designed to reduce substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in rural communities by strengthening and expanding prevention,Read more
The WNY Rural AHEC Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for students in healthcare professions studies! Students from various health and allied health disciplines will experience community-based training activities. Participants experience hands-on and online training on topics designed to enhance patient -centered care, such as cultural competency, social determinants of health, behavioral health integration, andRead more
Opioid Prevention Education Project Educating providers, students, and communities to combat the opioid epidemic across New York State. Project Overview In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency to address the ongoing national opioid crisis. This crisis is currently affecting millions of Americans, including many New Yorkers. InRead more
With over 15 years of experience in healthcare workforce development, R-AHEC has established itself as a regional model of excellence in identifying and addressing the workforce needs of healthcare providers located throughout Western and Central New York. Since the early 2000’s, R-AHEC has received funding from the NYSDOL/DOH’s Healthcare Workforce Retraining Initiative (HWRI). Through HWRIRead more