The first full week in November is National Allied Health Professions Week.
National Allied Health Week is a week dedicated toward 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 7 million health professionals represent nearly 60% of our health care work force.
So why choose allied health? The demand for allied healthcare workers are growing nearly twice as fast as the national economy, and the professions in the industry are increasing significantly from 15 million to 19 million by 2020.
The next Allied Health Week 2017 will be celebrated November 4th - 10th.
We celebrated Allied Health Week 2016 with the following events:
Monday, November 7th
Interdisciplinary alumni discussion: Presented by CAHS Tribunal.
We're kicking off Allied Health week with a discussion featuring alumni/faculty members from various professions across the college. They will join us to talk about what it's like working in allied health. We will also premiere a brand new allied health video, which stars some of your classmates. Pizza and drinks will be available beginning at 6:15 and the discussion will start at 6:30.
Alumni/Faculty who will be joining us are:
- Linda Wellman, PhD CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist, Hamilton County Educational Service Center
- Pamela S. Greenstone, MEd, RHIA, Program Director, Health Information Management
Kati Klinger, RD, LD, Registered Dietitian, Preventive Cardiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Maureen Hebert RN,MS, NEA-BC, NHA, Former Director of Nursing, St. Elizabeth
Terri Hollenkamp, MA, CCC-SLP, President and CEO, Rehab Resources, Inc
Abena Amoah-Harris, MSW, Clinical Social Worker at WellCare Health Plans
Patrick McKibben, MPT, CNMT, ARRT (MR), Physical Therapist, Pinnacle Healthcare, Advanced Medical Imaging Technology Adjunct Faculty
Luke J. Farrell, ATC, Assistant Athletic Trainer, St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine
Location: French East Room 135.
Tuesday, November 8th
in the student/faculty lounges of French East and French West from 8:30 a.m – until they run out. Enjoy a free bagel and write "Why I Chose a Career in Allied Health?" on our posters.
Wednesday November 9th
Career Panel Presented by The Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education
Meet and ask questions of Healthcare, Social Work, and Research Employers in the Cincinnati area
Wednesday, November 9th
Time: 12:45 – 1:45pm
Location: Room 102
Free Pizza! Provided by Medpace,
Resume Writing & Dress of Success Workshop hosted by The Office Of Student Affairs
Learn about creating your resume and dressing for professional interviews
Wednesday, November 9th
Location: Room 135