Good afternoon CAAHEP Commissioners,
We hope that this finds you all well. We are pleased to report that through all of the challenges in 2020, CAAHEP and the Committees on Accreditation have been successful in continuing to provide accreditation services to allied health education programs. As programs were tasked with moving from classroom to online education, the CoAs shifted right along with them to providing virtual site visits and practicing flexibility while still ensuring that programs meet CAAHEP Standards.
At the CAAHEP level, we concentrated our efforts in supporting the CoAs. We instituted monthly online meetings to talk through the challenges CoAs were facing, share success stories, and brainstorm to overcome roadblocks. These "CoA Connections" sessions have been very popular and have provided extra support to the CoAs. In addition, we've broadened our technology subscriptions to provide access to Zoom meetings and webinars, where CoAs host education sessions with program directors as well as conducting virtual site visits.
In the time of giving thanks, this year CAAHEP is very thankful for our sponsoring organizations that support our Committees on Accreditation as well as CAAHEP. Together, we will do great things in 2021.
On behalf of the CAAHEP Board of Directors, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Staff safe and be well.
Kathleen Megivern, JD