Catskill Hudson AHEC Programs

Overview

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.

BOCES students attending Bodies Exhibits

Health Career Youth Programs PreK - Grade 8

Health Career Youth Programs - High School

Medical Student Training

HPRSIP NY and CT Logo

Health Profession Rural Summer Immersion Program - CHAHEC is one of 11 multidisciplinary providers of this program.

AHEC Scholars Logo

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

Continuing Education Programs

Nursing Summit Logo

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

Emergency Responder Leadership Academy Logo

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.

Health Professions Seminar Logo

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

As part of the ‘My Medical Adventures’ series (Pre-K through Kindergarten) A puppet show video designed to help familiarize young children with what it may be like to visit the Pediatrician for an annual school checkup to help alleviate any anxiety they may feel.

Sammy Goes to the Optometrist

As part of the ‘My Medical Adventures’ series (Pre-K through Kindergarten) A puppet show video designed to help familiarize young children with what it may be like to visit the Optometrist for the first time to help alleviate any anxiety they may feel.

Alex Goes to the Dentist

As part of the ‘My Medical Adventures’ series (Pre-K through Kindergarten) A puppet show video designed to help familiarize young children with what it may be like to visit the Dentist for the first time to help alleviate any anxiety they may feel.

My Hospital Stay

Kindergarten – 4th Grade

The ABC's of Nutrition

(1st through 5th Grades)

So You Want to Be a Nurse

(2nd – 5th Grades)

Skeletal Smarts

Tooth or False

4th – 8th Grades

So You Want to Be a Nurse

(6th – 8th Grades)

Medical Match or Miss

6th through 8th Grades Test student familiarity with various health professionals.  Students will progress through an interactive PowerPoint game in which they are given hints about various medical professions and must offer their best guess of the profession.  

Fact or Fiction?

(6th through 8th Grades) 

What the Heck is it?

(6th through 8th Grades) Students will need to solve a series of medically related riddles, fun facts, and trivia designed to familiarize them with human anatomy.  This video has no sound.  

Medline Plus Tutorial