The School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM) received a Project Award from the Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in 2009 under the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP). The program's goals were to create a more diverse and competitive applicant pool of under-represented individuals in grades 7 through 12, as well as adults, to pursue careers in the allied health professions. HCOP accomplished this by offering exciting and interesting programs for social, academic and career oriented students in grades 7 through 12, parents and community members.
We are now currently working to sustain the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) under a new name, Health Careers Academic Readiness and Excellence (HCARE), in order, to more fully achieve Stony Brook University's goals around diversity, community engagement and local economic development.
The goal of HCARE is to maintain and deliver many of the same activities offered under the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) in the school district communities of Amityville, Brentwood, William Floyd and Wyandanch. HCARE will serve as a role model program which could serve as a direct pipeline for the Long Island community to Stony Brook University's five schools of medicine: School of Dentistry, School of Health Technology and Management, School of Nursing, School of Medicine, and School of Social Welfare.