- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
It’s National Allied Health Professions Week!
It’s National Allied Health Professions Week, or as some call it, National Allied Health Week, where we celebrate all that is wonderful about the Allied Health Professions. There will be lectures and seminars, mental health resources and helpful tips on how to live a healthier life.
During the week, we’ll also be featuring stories about current students on our social media.
But why is the week so important?
“I think it’s so important to celebrate National Allied Health Professions Week to express our gratitude to the allied health professionals that are working to support our community,” said Casey Carter, a senior Human Health Sciences major on the pre-med track.
“Additionally, this week brings awareness to the broad range of allied health providers and professionals in varying fields that support the framework of such a large system. I hope that the through events this week, students are able to learn something new about allied health, and express gratitude to those who have helped them along the journey.”
So, are you ready to go? Step this way …
Monday, Nov. 7
NAHP Week Kick-Off
CHS Ambassador Communication Sciences and Disorder (CSD) students are partnering with Anne Olson, PhD, CCC/A Audiologist, and the CSD Department chair and professor for Audiology and Aural Rehab, to discuss the importance of hearing protection. Grab a pair of earplugs and learn more about the best ways to protect your hearing. This event will be held in the Atrium of CTW from 9 a.m.-noon.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Tuesday, Nov. 8
Come to the CHS Student Lounge on Tuesday, Nov. 8, for Testing Tuesday. In collaboration with CHS Ambassadors, UK Nursing students will conduct blood pressure tests and provide information on hypo-and hypertension in the CTW Student Lounge from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 9
Join us on Wednesday to learn more about mindfulness and mental health. The CHS Ambassadors collaborate with 4 Paws, campus wellness, and other professional students to provide information about mindfulness and mental health resources available to students on campus. This event will be hosted in CTW Student Lounge from Noon-2 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 10
We are so thankful for all that you do! Make sure to express your gratitude to those around you in the College.
Friday, Nov. 11
Donut for Donation:
Join us in the CTW Atrium for free donuts from 9 a.m.-noon to celebrate all current and future healthcare professionals! You will also be able to decorate IV stickers for children undergoing chemotherapy or drop off ones you have already decorated. We will be donating these to Kentucky Children’s Hospital.