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SUNY Community Colleges Awarded More Funding for Health Care Training


For the first time in almost a decade, New York’s 30 community colleges will see an increase in funding to advance health care and mental health goals for New York and the SUNY system.

Each campus will receive a maximum of $350,000 with a minimum award of $75,000 from the $5 million recurring healthcare workforce investments, which will help SUNY’s community colleges:

  • Hire faculty and expand or establish new healthcare programs;
  • Enhance simulation spaces;
  • Establish new partnerships/pathways with other SUNY campus health programs; and
  • Create partnerships between the campuses and the communities they serve, including high schools, local organizations, BOCES and campus-employer partnerships.

Each community college will receive $100,000 annually from the $3 million mental health investments to:

  • Hire new mental health professionals and staff;
  • Provide new or expand on virtual telehealth counseling efforts;
  • Provide wellness initiatives embedded in workforce development and/or college-to-career transition programming; and
  • Develop or enhance initiatives to destigmatize seeking mental health support.

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