We have been hailed as these breakthrough superheroes, coming out of nowhere to take on what has been described as the biggest threat to our country in peacetime.
But to me, the clapping is bittersweet. I don’t want it. Let me explain why.
Allied health professionals are a diverse group of people who play critical roles in therapy, rehabilitation, chronic care, ward-based care, investigation areas, day wards, waiting areas, short-stay wards and many other ‘smaller’ places that often form the larger backbone of a hospital, away from the floodlights that light up the emergency rooms and the critical care areas, and who are as much at risk as the doctors, nurses and the patients.
Many people think the only person that can provide medical care in a doctor’s office is their doctor. This is a common misconception, as nowadays, there are many different healthcare providers that work together to provide you better care.
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Allied Health 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, to name a few, include dental hygienists, diagnostic medical sonographers, dietitians, medical technologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, radiographers, respiratory therapists, and speech language pathologists.
The health care sector is multi-faceted and complex. Let’s pivot off tried-and-true training models such as apprenticeships to ensure there’s a pipeline for this workforce to tackle the COVID-19 health crisis and beyond.
Advancing health through interprofessional collaboration.
AHCAS, a service of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP), allows you to apply to multiple programs in radiologic & imaging sciences, laboratory sciences, and respiratory therapy.
IPEC, working in collaboration with academic institutions, will promote, encourage and support efforts to prepare future health professionals so that
they enter the workforce ready for interprofessional collaborative practice that helps to ensure the health of individuals and populations.
The National Society of Allied Health (NSAH) is the official voice for Historically Black Colleges and Universities with schools or programs of allied health, providing a forum for faculty, students, and practitioner development.
The development of a national honor society for allied health students was proposed in 1973. The purpose of the honor society was to recognize scholarship in allied health students using the model of the University of Florida's local honor society, Eta Rho Phi.