About WNY R-AHEC

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 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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R-AHEC Welcomes New Board Members

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R-AHEC receives grant to support renovations of the Thiel Hospitality House From The John R. Oishei Foundation

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Would you like to learn more about innovative genomics and bioinformatics curricular activities? Come explore this fascinating world at the University at Buffalo's Bioinformatics and Genomics Conference on June 22, 2018. ... See MoreSee Less

Would you like to learn more about innovative genomics and bioinformatics curricular activities? Come explore this fascinating world at the University at Buffalos Bioinformatics and Genomics Conference on June 22, 2018.

May 22nd | 1:37 pm

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2018 SEPA Capstone Symposium

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Mar 23rd | 11:09 am

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Mercy Flight WNY made a special landing at Wyoming County Community Health System (WCCHS) yesterday, as part of a health career day, co-sponsored by the Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center, Inc. and WCCHS. Attica Senior High School, Letchworth High School, Gainesville, Perry High School, and Warsaw Central School high school juniors and seniors with a range of medical career interests were invited to participate in the P.U.L.S.E. Academy (Providing Unique Learning and Shadowing Experiences). The PULSE Academy, funded through the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo William F. Thiel Grant, seeks to foster interest in healthcare employment and encourage students to pursue local opportunities as future Wyoming County healthcare professionals. Students networked with WCCHS providers and staff from various medical fields including surgical services, laboratory, emergency services, radiology, therapies, med surg and ICU. Following the presentations, students were given a private tour of the hospital and spent time in specialized areas and departments. A shout out to Brenda Meyer, RN, CEN, WCCHS Nurse Educator and Jennifer Irwin from R-AHEC for organizing the event. A special thank you to all the presenters who shared information with the students about their career paths, to Mercy flight and crew, and to the students and schools for their participation and interest in WCCHS. #wycoapproved #wcchs #wyomingcounty #pulseacademy #williamfthielgrant #highschoolstudents #ruralhealthcare #medicalcareerinterests #healthcareers #mercyflight ... See MoreSee Less

On August 22, 2018 Monroe County Medical Society is hosting a Professionalism in the Workplace Training offered by WNY Rural AHEC. For more information please contact Lisa Green at lgreen@r-ahec.org (585) 786-6275.
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Would you like to learn more about innovative genomics and bioinformatics curricular activities? Come explore this fascinating world at the University at Buffalo's Bioinformatics and Genomics Conference on June 22, 2018 #Bioinformatics #Genomics https://t.co/1QMiFgWD76

R-AHEC Staff attended the Open House yesterday at WCCHS for the new state-of-the-art MRI. Congratulations WCCHS! #ruralhealth https://t.co/4LMocpo9ic

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