The Maternal Health Initiative aims to decrease health disparities among the Medicaid-eligible population in Erie County, specifically Black/African American women. In collaboration with the Erie County Doula Task Force, we train new doulas, conducts community and provider education sessions, and connect expectant mothers to doula services.
Funded by the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.
Humanities Connections Grant
Erie Niagara AHEC is partnered with D'Youville College on their funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to inform, guide and support the implementation of the BS and BA in Health Humanities. Six interdisciplinary core courses will be implemented with experiential learning to create a community engagement intensive spine for the program, on which to strengthen the program’s ties to and impact on the healthcare landscape of WNY. Health Humanities graduates go on to enter fields of medicine and other health professions with a strong foundation in cultural competence, humanistic values, attitudes and actions. This will support a healthcare workforce that is reflective of and responsive to the region's population. Erie Niagara AHEC participates in the community advisory group, informing and/or providing guest lectures/workshops, and helping to co-produce experiential learning opportunities.
Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), this program aims to increase community awareness of the opioid epidemic in order to combat the opioid crisis in Erie and Niagara Counties.