Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center
In the midst of an economic recession, one rural community recognized the need to act and not sit idly by. HealthMatch, a community-based health recruitment economic development program, launched a $200,000 community-wide economic development capital campaign in January 2010 to help recruit and retain healthcare providers for a southwest Ulster County community and has exceeded the half-way point of its goal within a short three-month timeframe.
If you are a community in need of healthcare providers, or a healthcare provider looking for a practice opportunity in New York State, call us today to learn more about the unique services HealthMatch has to offer.
News: HealthMatch, a service of Catskill Hudson AHEC, has received funds totaling $200,000.00 from the Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers (HEAL NY) Grant Program.
Press: See our February 12, 2009 HealthMatch press release.
Center For Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) State University of New York at New Paltz: Is There a Doctor in the House? Physician Recruitment and Retention in the Hudson Valley. Discussion Brief #3 - Winter, 2010 Kathryn R. Reed, MHA, CMPE
Press: See our September 13, 2010 HealthMatch press release.
Press: Learn how Congressman Hinchey is working with HealthMatch to help Rural Hospitals, click here.
Press: See our October 29, 2010 HealthMatch press release.
Press: See this January 24, 2011 Times Herald Record article discussing CHAHEC's HealthMatch at work in Ellenville: Region Seeks to Recruit More Doctors
Catskill Hudson AHEC
(Area Health Education Center)
Partner of the New York State AHEC System
We are one of nine AHECs based in communities across New York State and are responsible for an eleven county region, which includes Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rockland, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster counties.
New York State suffers from both a drastic shortage and a serious lack of diversity in its health care workforce. The New York State Area Health Education Center (AHEC) System is a workforce development initiative established in 1998 to find solutions to these problems.
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by Kathryn Reed, MHA, CMPE
Executive Director CHAHEC
Over the past decade, there has been a decline in the number of physicians choosing primary care (family practice, general internal medicine and general pediatrics) as a specialty.