Catskill Hudson AHEC Programs


Catskill Hudson AHEC works with hospitals, healthcare organizations, schools, at-risk youth organizations, and BOCES within ou11-county region to develop and support programs that expose students to future health career possibilities and develop an understanding of the academic requirements needed to pursue their chosen health profession.

To date, thousands of medical, pre-medical, nursing and health professions students have been placed with hundreds of teachers at community-based training sites. Tens of thousands of students, ages 10-17, have received exposure to healthcare careers and health professionals through the fun and interactive activities of our health career youth programs.

If you are a student interested in learning more about a career in healthcare, or a teacher or preceptor looking to get involved in programs that expose youth to healthcare professions, please contact us for more information.

Health Career Youth Programs Pre-K to 8

Health Career Youth Programs - High School

Original Hands-On Health Career Exploration Program
by Catskill Hudson AHEC

Vitual Health Career
Exploration Program
by Catskill Hudson AHEC


Training Programs

A two-year program for health professions students interested in getting hands-on experience and learning about topics that affect communities.

Opioid Response

Addressing barriers to access in rural communities across New York State related to substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), through prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Continuing Education Programs

The Nursing Summit provides an educational forum for the nursing profession, presenting timely issues to strengthen the nursing workforce.  

This program targets professional development in Emergency Service management, administration, supervision, public relations, budgeting and other areas that are critical to every emergency service’s long-term success.

Annual educational forums that incorporate highly relevant topics surrounding various health professions with instruction by experts in the field.