Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Catskill-Hudson Area Health Education Center

  • Highland, NY
  • www.chahec.org

Mission Statement

The Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center (CHAHEC) enhances the qualify of, and access to, health care in its 11 county region using collaborative relationships that support education initiatives that improve the availability, quality, geographic distribution and retention of health care personnel. We help provide health career and continuing education opportunities and a diverse, motivated workforce that meets the needs of the health providers and underserved communities.

Service Areas

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New York

Catskill Hudson AHEC serves an 11-county region in the Hudson Valley of New York State, including the counties of Columbia, Greene,Delaware, Dutchess, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rockland, Schoharie and Sullivan.  This region includes 29 hospitals and approximately 1.5 million residents

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer since 2004

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Mrs. Kathryn Reed MHA, CMPE

Keywords

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health careers, healthcare provider recruitemnt, continuing education programs

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EIN

20-0390262

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Economic Development (S30)

Economic Development (S30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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Catskill Hudson AHEC recognizes that costs savings in these times is critical and that every dollar counts. Community economic development is inextricably linked to viable health care delivery systems. Community-based AHECs are positioned as effective liaisons and facilitators to build partnerships between the supply side (secondary and post-secondary schools) and the demand side (health providers and communities) for health care workers. A strong healthcare system is a crucial part of the community’s economic infrastructure.

To that end, it is important to point out the successes of Catskill Hudson AHEC:

In 2008-09, for every $1.00 of State funding, Catskill Hudson AHEC leveraged $3.00 of federal, local, and contract funding invested in programs to address health workforce shortages. In 2009 alone, Catskill Hudson AHEC secured a two-year HEAL NY 9 grant in the amount of $200,000.00 toward physician and health professional recruitment and retention. 

Since its inception in 2003, Catskill Hudson AHEC has developed more than 332 educational programs involving:

1,012 medical and pre-med students and 1,582 nursing and health professions students that were placed with 1,114 teachers at 297 community-based training sites.
30,898 young people, ages 10-17, that received exposure to health careers and health professionals through interactive activities in career pipeline programs.
4,208health professionals participated in Catskill Hudson AHEC-sponsored training and continuing education programs.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

TO PROMOTE THE HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF PERSONS IN RURAL AREAS OF THE CATSKILL-HUDSON REGION OF NEW YORK STATE BY IMPROVING ACCESS TO QUALITY RURAL HEALTH CARE, TO ASSESS NEEDS AND EVALUATE EFFECTIVENESS.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

359553.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Catskill Hudson AHEC serves an 11-county region in the Hudson Valley of New York State, including the counties of Columbia, Greene,Delaware, Dutchess, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rockland, Schoharie and Sullivan.  This region includes 29 hospitals and approximately 1.5 million residents

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Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center Inc
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
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Catskill-Hudson Area Health Education Center

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Kathryn Reed MHA, CMPE

BIO

Kathryn Reed is a Senior Program Associate at the Institute for Family Health and Executive Director of the Catskill-Hudson Area Health Education Center located in New Paltz, New York. She brings to these positions over 25 years of experience as a health care executive with the Institute in New Paltz, New York and Brown University’s Family Practice Residency Program in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Her experience encompasses the areas of corporate development, strategic planning, public relations and marketing, grant writing, medical practice management and development of rural health networks and integrated health delivery systems. Prior to her career in the health field, Ms. Reed spent eight years in the legal profession as a para-legal. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration from Kennedy Western University and has completed her Master in Health Administration in 2008 from Warren National University. She is a Certified Medical Practice Executive with the American College of Medical Practice Executives, a division of Medical Group Management Association, a member of the Rural Health Council of New York State, National Rural Health Association and New York State Association of Rural Health. In addition, she is Past-President of the Board of Always There Home Health Services in Ulster County, a member of the Ulster County Workforce Investment Board, a member of the Rotary Club of Highland and a Junior Achievement Trainer.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"2008-09 was an exciting year for Catskill Hudson AHEC. We launched our HealthMatch™ service, which is a community-specific health professional placement service that was made possible by the New York State Department of Health under the Health Efficiencies and Accountability Law for New Yorkers (HEAL NY) grant program. The HealthMatch™ strategy is to involve key stakeholders of communities that are medically underserved in the recruitment process to bring quality healthcare to these communities.
In addition, Catskill Hudson AHEC’s program focus was expanded to provide additional support to post-secondary students and health professionals in order to address the immediate needs within the medical workforce. Programs such as the Medical Student Noontime Lecture Series, Medical Student Housing, and Internships in Health Information Technology offer students valuable assistance and unique opportunities toward the advancement of their health related education.

Catskill Hudson AHEC programs that spotlight Health Professional Continuing Education include our annual Nursing Summit and EMS Leadership Academy. Our Medical Professions Students benefit from our Nurse Education Assistance Program and our BODIES-The Exhibition fi eld trips.  Our continued support and participation in this grade of program continues to set the foundation for our future healthcare workers by providing healthcare career familiarity to students so they may consider a healthcare career as a viable future career choice.

We thank our partners and affi liates for another successful year and look forward to the changes and challenges of 2009-10.”

Kathryn Reed, MHA, CMPE"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Susan Koppenhaver MPH

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Term: Feb 2008 - Feb 2012

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