Our volunteers continue to provide vaccines for our community throughout the week. This past Saturday we also hosted a COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The Dugoni School has played an important role in providing equitable access to vaccines for this group of individuals. I am so proud of the work that our vaccine clinic volunteers continue to do to serve others.
Thursday is Veterans Day, an opportunity to honor all those who have served in the armed forces. This year our school is hosting an expanded health event for veterans. From 9:00 am to noon, veterans will be offered a free oral health check, hearing screening, and a COVID-19 booster vaccine for those who are eligible. Thank you to our partners in the audiology program for also joining in this year’s event. The Employee Volunteer Opportunities Committee (EVOC) is spearheading volunteers to help. More details are on the event calendar. Also please feel free to share the Facebook event link to help spread the word. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 415.400.8437.
National Allied Health Professions Week is being celebrated November 7-13. It provides an opportunity to shine a light on the important role that allied health professionals play as part of today’s interconnected healthcare teams. These professionals are 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. To learn more, visit the ASAHP website.
National Radiologic Technology Week is also being celebrated this week. It is an annual awareness event established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to celebrate the important role medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals play in patient care and health care safety. Thank you to our radiology technicians and the staff, students, residents, and faculty who are involved in providing radiology services to our patients here at the Dugoni School. To learn more, visit the ASRT website.
We appreciate all of our professional colleagues who work across healthcare. Together, we play important roles in helping people lead healthy lives through our own unique talents and contributions.