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In 2009, the New York State AHEC System provided community-based training for nearly 2,100 health professions students and conducted 503 education sessions (continuing education and/or training) with a total of 17,432 participants. Through investment and utilization of technological advances, the New York State AHEC System will have an even greater impact. Health professions training equipment will leverage strengths and expand training activities of the New York State AHEC System by: 1) preparing individuals to more effectively and efficiently provide health care services to underserved areas or underserved populations; Research Foundation of SUNY, Univ at Buffalo, NYS AHEC System 5 2) conducting an additional 1,248 health professions education and training activities for Physician and Physician Assistants, Allied Health, Health Administration, Public Health, Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses and other Health Professions; and 3) creating a statewide video training education system and library with mobile technology training computer labs to enhance the quality of health professions education. A total of 13 video training education units (Studio-2-Go), a Web-Based Content and Rich Media Management Server and four mobile technology computer lab units will be purchased. The Studio-2-Go system consists of all the components needed to record and transmit any training, seminar, or presentation; it is portable for use at differing venues, requires no personal computers operation, and includes a digital video camera and tripod, microphones and travel and storage case. In addition, to create a digital statewide library, a front-end content server will be purchased and installed. The mobile technology computer lab unit includes 12 computers which transforms any existing room into a fully-functional classroom for health professions education.