About usNAHEC, through collaborative efforts, improves access to quality health care by promoting improvements in the supply, training, development and distribution of health professionals in a 5-county area.
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Who We Are
Established in July 2001, NAHEC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community-based organization working to improve health care access, delivery, and outcomes in a 5-county region of Northern New York.
The NAHEC service area is home to hospitals and health care providers located in predominantly rural areas. There are numerous geographic pockets of federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) within the NAHEC region, specifically in the areas of primary health care, mental health care, and dental health care. Our Pipeline to Practice approach connects students to careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health.
The NAHEC’s mission was adopted in June 2002 and reads as follows: NAHEC, through collaborative efforts, improves access to quality health care by promoting improvements in the supply, training, development and distribution of health professionals in a 5-county area.
Strategic planning is guided by the mission and allows NAHEC to focus its efforts in four priority areas:
- Health careers exploration
- Continuing education programs and services
- Clinical training opportunities
- Community partnership development
As part of the larger New York State AHEC System, NAHEC is one of nine centers in the State of New York offering statewide capacity for addressing healthcare workforce needs. NAHEC serves Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Franklin and Clinton counties.
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Board of Directors
Gerald R. Cayer, MPH
Chief Executive Officer
Lewis County General Hospital
North Country Community College
Saranac Lake Campus
Rodney Boula, MHA, MHQI
Chief Administrative Officer
Self Regional Healthcare
Plattsburgh City School District
Katherine L. Beissner, P.T., Ph.D.
Dean, College of Health Professions
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Lennart D. Johns, Ph.D., ATC
Dean, Lewis School of Health Sciences
Business Operations Director
Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
Chief Executive Officer
North Star Health Alliance (Claxton, Carthage, Meadowbrook Terrace and NCOG)