By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

National Allied Health Professions Week, also known as Allied Health Week, is celebrated each year during the first full week of November (this year it will be Nov. 7-13) and it is a time that allows for the recognition and celebration of allied health professionals. These professionals, many of whom are members of our alumni family, play an integral role in the treatment, prevention, rehabilitation, diagnostic and management aspects of the healthcare system. The College of Health Sciences is proud to contribute to the education and training of the next generation of allied health professionals through our various degree and certificate programs.

Allied health professionals are a vital part of the healthcare system; without them, many patients would not get the various types of care they need — whether that is a special type of therapy, diagnostic services, or primary or urgent care, along with the many other types of professions and services that allied health professionals provide.

The goal of Allied Health Week is to raise awareness of the care that these professionals provide to the healthcare system, and to give them recognition that they deserve. It is a perfect opportunity to share with others the importance of allied health professionals and the need for their work in the healthcare system. Our students in the College of Health Sciences learn to work with a wide range of health professionals, which teaches them how to provide collaborative care in order to provide their patients with the best possible treatment plan.  

Several events will be scheduled for next week, including:
Mindfulness Monday
KORU Mindfulness — CTW 127
4 p.m.
Tasty Tuesday
DIY Healthy Snacks — CTW Student Lounge
2-5 p.m.
Wellness Wednesday
CTW Student Lounge
11-1:30 p.m.
Thankful Thursday
No specific event this day — demonstrate acts of gratitude!

Sarah Graves, social chair for the CHS Ambassadors, is a Clinical Leadership and Management major, and is in charge of the logistics for next week’s events.

“This is an important week because it helps honor our healthcare workers and all the amazing and hard work that they do,” she said. “I want to participate because it allows me to show my appreciation for what they do, and it makes me feel grateful to be on a healthcare track.”

“We would like all of our CHS family — as well as all of the healthcare practitioners across campus and in our community — to know how much we appreciate them, especially in such challenging times,” said Randa Remer, PhD, LPC, and director of admissions for the College of Health Sciences. “We’d like to do whatever we can to shine a spotlight on their efforts because we are so truly proud of their accomplishments.”