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. Pipeline programs (initiatives that guide students in a given direction over an extended period of time) have proven an invaluable strategy to address various recurrent workforce issues nationally.
Pipeline programming is designed to expose elementary, middle, and high school students to a variety of health career awareness programs and seek to foster life-long interest in science and math. R-AHEC’s chosen pipeline programs include a fun and interactive puppet show using “The Great Hospital Adventure” video presentation that introduces students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through third to the various health careers they may encounter on a trip to the hospital.
The SEPA program through research and model-building activities seeks to build understandings of best practice factors, contexts and processes contributing to K-12 students’ motivation and participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This project trains teachers in Genomics Education National Initiative Annotation Collaboration Toolkit (GENI-ACT), an innovative technology experience for students and teachers which includes a “hands-on” cyber-learning approach, to increase knowledge of bioinformatics and allow them to gain experience with bioinformatics software for classroom use. The project expands students understanding of basic bioinformatics and the scientific process through the use of GENI-ACT, and provide ongoing support to students as they pursue STEM career plans.
The PULSE Academy is designed to maintain and enhance interest in healthcare professions in high school students by providing direct experience and local networking opportunities with various healthcare professionals. The PULSE Academy is funded through the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo William F. Thiel Grant and is designed to foster interest in healthcare employment and encourage students to pursue local opportunities as future Wyoming County healthcare professionals.
Summer Internship Program Launched in 2016, the summer internship program was designed for high school seniors and 1st year college students we may be interested in pursuing studies in communications, public health, health education, non-profit management, or business operations. The program lasts for eight weeks. Applications for 2018 will be available soon.