New York State AHEC
Headquartered in Buffalo, the New York State AHEC System is a workforce development initiative with nine community-based affiliates statewide. The New York State AHEC system works with its member organizations to enhance access to quality health care and improve health care outcomes by addressing the health workforce needs of medically disadvantaged communities and populations. The statewide system is funded through the federal Department of Health and Human Services, New York State and local community support. Leadership comes from community-based centers, the Statewide Office at the University at Buffalo, and regional offices at Upstate Medical University, Albany Medical College and Institute for Family Health.
Through various affiliates and organizations, AHEC operates in almost every state nationwide. In fact, AHEC operations reach 85% of all counties in the United States. More than 300 AHEC offices unite under the National AHEC organization to advocate for primary care and workforce development needs across the country. The National AHEC’s mission is to enhance access to quality health care, particularly primary and preventive care, by improving the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals via strategic partnerships with academic programs, communities, and professional organizations.