National Allied Health Week

“National Allied Health Week” is being celebrated November 5 to 11, and provides an opportunity to shine a light on the important role that allied health professionals play as part of today’s interconnected healthcare teams.

Who are allied health professionals?  They are the professionals involved with the delivery of health or related services pertaining to the identification, evaluation, and prevention of diseases and disorders; dietary and nutrition services; rehabilitation and health systems management, among others. Allied health professionals include dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental lab technicians, diagnostic medical sonographers, dietitians, medical technologists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, physical therapists, radiographers, respiratory therapists, and speech language pathologists, to name just a few roles.

The recognition week is organized by the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions. ASAHP membership consists of 116 academic institutions and four professional associations.

To learn more about the many roles that are considered part of the allied health field, feel free to visit the link here.

I want to thank all our allied health professionals for your support of the faculty, students, staff, and patients.  We achieve our purpose of helping people lead healthy lives because of you.