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.
Our programs and services are designed and focused on building diversity, improving distribution of health professionals and healthcare workforce practice transformation.
We work with collaboratively with over 1,000 healthcare organizations and educational institutions throughout the Western New York Region.Read 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
The RBHN is a consortium of partners in rural, urban, and medically underserved areas of Western New York and surrounding regions, which focuses on increasing the utilization of Health Information Technology (HIT) among public and non-profit health care providers. Through the RBHN, health care providers are granted up to a 65% subsidy on broadband circuits,Read more
R-AHEC pipeline programs are designed to provide health education with specific focus on individual community needs and demographics. We provide information on and assist in facilitating a variety of local programs and events, including incentive programs, skill enhancing workshops, and industry certification courses. Please check back often to view the most current event postings. PipelineRead more
In 2014, the New York State Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) launched the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program to initiate the transformation of existing health care and reduce avoidable hospital use by 25% as well as to assure overall access to quality care. The plan is to create an integrated delivery system. There areRead more
ATHOS is a division of WNY R-AHEC that offers quality educational resources for health care professionals. The focus of this curriculum is to educate individuals on techniques to enhance patient-centered care, improve the delivery of culturally appropriate healthcare services, and enhance professional behavior in the workplace. Current curriculum courses available: Motivational Interviewing This training wasRead more