Working to Increase the Skills and Diversity of the Health Care Workforce in New York

Founded in 2009 by Southern New York Association, Inc., Audacia is a 501(c)3 non-profit with the goal of helping those in the health care field increase their skills through training and education. Offering a host of educational support services, Audacia is committed to helping a diverse population of students harness their talents and assisting them in reaching their full potential in the health care field.

With over 100 years of combined experience in the areas of health care, health care education, and social work, the staff at Audacia is wholly dedicated to student success. Through an empathetic and experienced approach, Audacia links together a diverse health care workforce looking to advance with an ever-growing health care industry in need of diverse, well-trained labor. Program participants receive the benefit of a staff who is committed to participants’ training and success in one of the four health care career tracks.

Audacia has rich history of collaborating with a wide array of organizations that impact the health care delivery system in New York City, including community based organizations, governmental agencies, educational institutions, and labor organizations.

Historically, Audacia has addressed the need to increase diversity in the health care workforce. Audacia will continue to identify and collaborate with organizations serving diverse populations, and is committed to nurturing and cultivating these partnerships so there can be continued growth of equity in the health care field, in alignment with federal and state initiatives.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide programs and services offering educational and career support to persons seeking careers in health care, with a goal of helping participants achieve success in academia, career search, and professional development.


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