IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CAHE'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19:
Center for Allied Health Education has moved all didactic courses for ALL programs to an online/distance learning format. While our administrative offices are working remotely as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, we are always available by calling 718-645-3500 or via email at admissions@cahe.edu . For more information about CAHE's response to COVID-19, new policies and protocols, remote learning and FAQ, please click here.
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Department of Education’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

Over the past few weeks, the COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on higher education. We have become a locked-down society. As a result, we are experiencing a sea of change in the way we do business: (a) Traditional classes have moved online and (b) executives, faculty, and staff are workingremotely. It is safe to say that none of us has ever experienced anything close to this crisis.

Congress has developed a number of stimulus packages in an effort to provide relief to hundreds of millions of Americans affected by the stay-at-home order. One of those is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27th, 2020.

The CARES Act established and funded the Department of Education’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Under HEERF, CAHE will receive about $320,000, half of which (about $160,000) must be distributed directly to students. The remaining half is for the institution to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.

The US Department of Education (USDOE) has mandated the student funds to be disbursed only to students who are or could be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). The criteria to participate in programs under Section 484 of the HEA include, but are not limited to the following: U.S. citizenship or eligible noncitizen; a valid Social Security number; registration with Selective Service (if the student is male); and a high school diploma, GED, or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting. To insure fair and equitable distribution, we have decided to divide the student portion equally among eligible students, or those who completed the 2019-20 FAFSA.  We have emailed all active students a notice to complete the FAFSA application on May 1st, 2020, to be included in the distribution, with a deadline of May 8th.  We expect these funds to be distributed to eligible students via checks, by the end of May 2020.  Students may accept or decline these funds.  Any excess funds remaining, will be available to those students, who have greatest need according to their FAFSA application (are Pell eligible).

Questions regarding this grant can be directed to the Financial Aid or Student Finance departments.

Update on Spring Schedule

Here, at Center for Allied Health Education (CAHE), we are working diligently to ensure that all students receive their education in an efficient and timely manner in order to remain on schedule (or close to it) for graduation. To further emphasize the importance of your education and the need for skilled healthcare workers, our institution has officially been designated as an essential business by the Governor’s Office.

Despite us being granted the above status, we are firmly committed to continuing to implement our social distancing protocols for the immediate future and have modified the schedule slightly in order to do so. 

Please be advised of the following:

  • After Spring Break, all programs will begin lab instruction again, using virtual software and systems. There will be no additional cost to the student for these virtual platforms. 
  • Between May 12th and May 25th, students should be prepared to come to the building for mandatory on-campus labs. Lab hours will be scheduled between the hours of 8:00AM and 10:00PM and can include Sundays. A detailed lab schedule will be sent to all students prior to May 1st.  Our Registrar Department is trying to create the schedule so that students will only need to be on-campus for a maximum of 3 times over the two-week period of time. A specific COVID-19 protocol to enter the building will be in effect and an e-mail will be sent out closer to the date with detailed information. Please begin to make arrangements to be able to attend. 

We thank everyone for cooperation and understanding as we continue to keep the line of communication open with our students. 

CAHE launches Center Corps Volunteer Initiative

In uncertain and unexpected times like these, the one thing that remains certain is the need for qualified healthcare professionals. In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, Center for Allied Health Education (CAHE) is proud to launch Center Corps: a volunteer initiative aimed to connect understaffed healthcare facilities with highly skilled healthcare students and professionals in time of crisis. 22 CAHE students have already volunteered to step up and contribute their time and skills to various facilities across the NY metropolitan area. Students interested in volunteering should complete the following form to be connected with a site: http://www.cahe.edu/center-corps/Student-volunteer-form

Update on didactic lectures, labs and clinical rotations

As the situation with the coronavirus continues to develop, CAHE is constantly reevaluating its operational guidelines in order to ensure the continued safety and well-being of our students and staff while simultaneously maintaining maximum possible continuity in your education.

The following guidelines will be in effect as of Wednesday, March 18th:

  • All didactic lectures and exams will continue to be delivered through an online learning format. CAHE’s IT Department will continue to be available in the event that students experience any technical difficulties.
  • All on-campus lab sessions will be suspended (The last day of on-campus labs will be Tuesday, March 17, 2020).
  • Clinical Rotations: Students attending clinical rotations play a vital role in the healthcare team, especially during times of crisis when many clinical sites are shorthanded and understaffed. Therefore, CAHE has decided to continue to allow students to attend clinical rotations. Detailed information about clinical rotations has been distributed to students via email.  

Once the crisis has passed and CAHE resumes its regular operations, all lab sessions and clinical rotations missed will be scheduled for make-up on a later date.

Wishing you all well during this difficult time.

Center for Allied Health Education

A Message from the President and CEO of Center for Allied Health Education

I would like to take this time to acknowledge the staff at Center for Allied Health Education (CAHE) for their tremendous efforts in ensuring that we continue to fully operate and provide our students with the quality of education that we constantly pride ourselves on. In such unforeseen times, I feel fortunate to surround myself with a team that, without exception, is firmly committed to professions that selflessly heal others and better our community.

With our robust remote learning technology and connectivity already in place, we can confidently report that all didactic courses for ALL programs will now be fully delivered in an online/distance learning format. The exception will be for certain labs that require specialized medical equipment to conduct. These skill labs will continue to be delivered in our building.

We have additionally adopted the following protocols, as the safety and well-being of the CAHE community continues to be of upmost priority:

  • Effective Monday, March 16th, all persons entering the building will be screened for fever and will be assessed for symptoms and exposure to the coronavirus.
  • Social distancing and limiting the number of individuals entering the building at once has become a priority and will be monitored accordingly.  
  • Our facilities undergo frequent cleaning and disinfecting, in addition to normal cleaning routines.
  • Purell stations with adequate supply are located in all high traffic areas throughout the building.

As this is a constantly emerging situation, we are closely monitoring its development and will continue to provide frequent updates via email as well as on our website: www.cahe.edu/coronavirus

Wishing you all well during this difficult time. 

Sincerely,

JERRY ROZENBERG, PA-C, EMT-P

PRESIDENT & CEO

CENTER FOR ALLIED HEALTH EDUCATION

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