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.

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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.

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Mark Massing
Mark Massing
2021 Older Adults and Opioids Webinar Series [Video Presentations] Dueling Priorities: Opioids in the Shadow of COVID-19
This FREE webinar series co-hosted by the FLGEC and the Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center (WNY R-AHEC) will introduce participants to the evolving trends leading to the current opioid crisis in the ...
Challenges Facing Older Adults Due to the Opioid Epidemic
Challenges Facing Older Adults Due to the Opioid Epidemic Presenters: M. Ann Olin, MA, CRC, CASAC, CCM, Program Manager, Geriatric Addictions Program, Lifespan of Greater Rochester
Older adults are facing many challenges due to the opioid epidemic, from their own addiction, to their adult children’s addiction, to not being ...
Unknotting Stigma
Unknotting Stigma Erin Pownall Burns, BS, Enthusiast and Coach, Certified Peer Recovery Advocate
This session will highlight the impact of stigma on those who live with an addiction including the negative impact on health outcomes. Case examples will help participants conceptualize stigma ...
Domestic Violence: An Epidemic Within a Pandemic
Domestic Violence: An Epidemic Within a Pandemic Lisa Nolan, Director of Prevention Education, Willow Domestic Violence Center
Domestic and intimate partner violence is a complex and wide reaching issue which impacts everyone in our communities. Survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence face barriers throughout the community ...