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Health WorkForce New York, Inc.

Is a non-profit 501c3 organization based in central New York and is dedicated to health workforce development. HWNY consists of three managing partners: Upstate Medical University, Central New York Area Health Education Center, and Northern Area Health Education Center.  The HWNY Board of Directors is comprised of key leaders in healthcare, education and economic development from around central and northern New York. HWNY focuses on the development of strategic partnerships to deliver a broad range of health workforce initiatives and services specific to pipeline programming, clinical training support and continuing education.

Pipeline Programming

We offer healthcare workforce information, data, self-assessments, connections, planning pathways, resume building, and job postings to students, career-seekers, workers, educators, employers and community/economic developers.

Clinical Placement Support

We provide efficient placement and tracking of medical, nursing and health professions students from training programs (any geographic location) to clinics and hospitals in our areas of highest need of care and health workers.

Continuing Education

We offer our partners in healthcare delivery, most particularly FQHCs, an affordable solution to continuing education and compliance training that would otherwise be unavailable or unaffordable.

Our Mission

HWNY’s mission is to promote healthy people and healthy communities through development and support of the healthcare workforce. HWNY was conceived through partnership between the Central New York Area Health Education Center (CNYAHEC), the Northern Area Health Education Center (NAHEC), and Upstate Medical University (Upstate), each of which recognized the desperate need for a comprehensive solution to address the worsening healthcare workforce shortage crisis.

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HWNY Managing Partners

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Upstate Medical University

HWNY adheres closely to the Area Health Education Center System (AHEC) mission and practice of services.

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HWNY Strategic Value

Beyond the purpose of HWNY to drive health workforce development in New York, the organization creates operational efficiency between participating organizations.

We establish a large geographic framework representative of existing patterns of flow and integration of healthcare training and delivery of services.

We provide an inter-organizational forum for deployment of community-based programs and use of a cutting-edge healthcare workforce development digital platform.

We position AHECs favorably for immediate, flexible, and measurable healthcare workforce development services to strategic and community partners.

HWNY supports a broad in range of expected outcomes

All of which are essential to the health of our people and the well-being of our communities.

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