Educating and Caring for New York

The health of New Yorkers is essential to the economic success of the state. SUNY, with our academic medical centers, is able to address the health challenges facing New York unlike any other organization. We have field-tested knowledge that covers the entire state. Our researchers are generating new insights into everything from HIV/AIDS, to personalized medicine, to cardiovascular disease. We educate thousands of students each year for medical, dental, nursing, public health, optometry, pharmacy, research, paramedicine, allied health, and biomedical careers, and the majority of these graduates stay to serve the people of New York State. Our Academic Medical Centers treat more than one million patients annually—including the sickest, the most vulnerable, and the most diverse populations.

The Office of Academic Health and Hospital Affairs at SUNY System Administration supports the operations of SUNY's four Academic Health Centers, the College of Optometry, and the Long Island State Veterans' Home and a myriad of health professions programs throughout NYS.

SUNY is involved in several health related initiatives. These include: