How Community Colleges Support Students with Telehealth
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic affected higher ed in unique and challenging ways. Schools closed campuses. Classes moved online. Community and connections were lost. Community colleges in California had to adapt to meet the needs of students.
Community colleges across California—including Los Rios Community College District, Modesto Junior College and Porterville College—faced a daunting challenge as COVID-19 spread across the country. Students of color, low-income and working-class students were some of the hardest hit by the pandemic, both physically and economically.
With campuses closed, how can these institutions meet the health and wellness needs of historically underserved students?
When students were away from campus and access to services was limited or unavailable, telehealth provided health and wellness services to fill the gap.