Australian Health Professionals is acknowledging October 14th as International Allied Health Professionals Day (AHPs Day). Celebrated annually, this worldwide movement aims to bring allied health professionals together to acknowledge their hard work, dedication service delivery and patient care and the important role they play in health and social care systems.
About AHPs Day
This international event celebrating allied health professionals began in the U.K. in 2018 after a two clinicians had an idea for an appreciation day for allied health professionals. The idea was well-received by allied health leaders, executive staff and colleagues across social media – from there, the social movement of AHPs day was born.
Who is AHPs Day for?
AHPs day celebrates a diverse group of allied health professions who work in healthcare teams across a range of settings. This includes allied health professions such as:
- Exercise Physiology
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Social Work
Show your own appreciation on Allied Health Professions Day
There are many different ways to show your appreciation for allied health workers this AHPs Day. Below are a few ideas to consider when organising something special for you and your team:
- Share team photos on social media using the event hashtags #AHPsDay #AHPsDay2022 #strongertogether #alliedhealth
- Host a professional development session, host workplace events, or host a morning tea or lunch.
- Create gratitude certificates and present them to your colleagues.
- Download Allied Health Professions Australia digital kit 2022 for graphics and logos to share across your LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.