Celebrate National Allied Health Professions Week, Nov. 5-11

By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

Celebrate National Allied Health Professions Week, which is held the first full week of November. This year it will be Nov. 5-11, and our CHS Ambassadors have planned an exciting schedule of events for the week:

Nov. 6, Make My Monday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the CTW Student Lounge 
Students will send a message to other CHS students through notecards. 
Nov. 7, Tasty Tuesday: 9 – 9:30 a.m. in the CTW Student Lounge
Donated doughnuts/treats will be provided in the Student Lounge in CTW in the morning.
Nov. 8, Wellness Wednesday: 9 – 11 a.m. in the CTW Student Lounge 
Start your morning right with coffee and a healthy snack. Starbucks coffee, trail mix and fruit snacks will be provided, courtesy of the CHS Ambassadors.
Nov. 9, Thankful Thursday: All day Thank-You Distribution
CHS Ambassadors will be distributing thank-you notes to all faculty and staff of the College of Health Sciences.
Nov. 10, Feature Friday: Graphic Share on the CHS Ambassador Instagram Page (@ukychsambassadors)
Students will be able to use a provided graphic to share on their Instagram Stories. 

National Allied Health Professions Week, also known as National Allied Health Week, is dedicated to our allied health professionals who hold a significant role in our health care system. Allied health professionals make a great influence on our health care by providing diagnostic evaluation, treatment to diseases and disorders, rehabilitation services and the management and operation of our health systems. The focus of this week is to promote the celebration of the millions of health professionals who represent nearly 60 percent of our healthcare work force.

"It is important to celebrate National Allied Health Professions Week to deepen the communal spirit among all students within the College of Health Sciences, regardless of what profession each of us are pursuing," said Emma Pastirik, a senior Human Health Sciences major on the pre-PA track and Executive Chair of the CHS Ambassador Program. "After all, a patient’s wellbeing is dependent on the care they receive from a team of healthcare providers, who offer a variety of services and each of whom come from a different background."