[ONLINE] - Making Healthcare Education Responsive to Student Needs in the COVID-19 Crisis


At the height of the last recession, the federal government invested $2 billion in community colleges to create innovative workforce programs. Our team of researchers at New America spent the last two years researching the impact of the TAACCCT program, and we have identified particular grants that can inform the community college response to the current crisis.

Join us on April 16 from 2-3:30 pm ET to hear from community college leaders, healthcare education experts, and grant evaluators on how the lessons from TAACCCT grants focused on healthcare can inform community colleges’ response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Three of these grants have especially important lessons to teach community colleges about key practices for supporting flexibility in critical healthcare programs. These grants--the Consortium for Healthcare Education Online, Health Professions Pathways, and MoHealthWINs--are using lessons learned through TAACCCT to offer allied health programs online and leverage strong relationships with employers and other colleges to ensure their graduates are ready for employment at this crucial time in our nation’s history. The Consortium for Healthcare Education Online created online and hybrid courseware for healthcare programs and developed leading edge technology to deliver remote, web-based science labs. Leaders of Jefferson College and the evaluators of MoHealthWINs will provide insights into scaling online programs and relationships among colleges that will help them quickly expand the health care workforce needed in their communities. The Health Professions Pathways grant developed a network of strong healthcare employer partnerships. Lessons on how to build those partnerships will be more important than ever for colleges during and after the pandemic.

Follow the conversation online using #CConline and following @NewAmericaEd.

Also, please join us on April 15 from 2-3:30 Eastern to learn more about how TAACCCT grantees put their student support services online.


Debra Bragg,
Bragg & Associates and New America

Maggie Cosgrove, Cosgrove & Associates

John Cosgrove, Cosgrove & Associates

Maria Fieth, Fieth Consulting

Marianne Krismer, Krismer & Associates

Heather McKay, Rutgers University

Donna Meyer, Organization for Associate Degree Nursing

Kenneth Wilson, Jefferson College


Ivy Love,
New America

Iris Palmer, New America

Over the course of these two webinars on community colleges in COVID-19, presenters mentioned several resources not included in slides. Please find links to these resources along with the slide deck below.

Responding to COVID-19 with Lessons from the Field: Putting Healthcare Programs Online Slide Deck

Teaching and Learning Online – MERLOT and Skills Commons

COVID-19 Response: Hygiene and Safety Course Materials – Skills Commons

Healthcare Project Outcomes – Skills Commons

Next Generation Sector Partnerships

Transformative Change Initiative Strategy Briefs – Community College Research Initiatives

Transformative Change Initiative Scaling Stories – Community College Research Initiatives

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