Catskill Hudson AHEC Programs


Catskill Hudson AHEC works with hospitals, healthcare organizations, schools, at-risk youth organizations, and BOCES within our 11-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 young people, 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 our young people to healthcare professions, please contact us for more information.

Health Career Youth Programs PreK - Grade 8

Health Career Youth Programs - High School

Training Programs

2 Year academic program that provides health professional students with community learning opportunities

Opioid Response

This free online presentation focuses on the history of our current opioid epidemic and how it is affecting communities across the Hudson Valley, highlighting the older adult demographic. The recommended audience for this video is older adults, family, community, and caretakers.

Educating providers, students, and communities to combat the opioid epidemic across New York State

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - 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.

These annual educational forums will incorporate highly relevant topics surrounding the health professions with instruction by experts in the field. 

Billie Goes to the Pediatrician

Sammy Goes to the Optometrist

Alex Goes to the Dentist

My Hospital Stay

The ABC's of Nutrition

So You Want to Be a Nurse

Skeletal Smarts

Tooth or False

So You Want to Be a Nurse

Medical Match or Miss

Fact or Fiction?

What the Heck is it?

Medline Plus Tutorial

CHAHEC Video Signup Form
The "Opioid Use and Older Adults" video was developed and produced by Catskill Hudson Area Health Center (a non-profit 501c3) in collaboration with the Ulster County Department of Health and Mental Health. The information we ask you to provide is for reporting puposes only. All information will be kept private and will never be shared.