National Allied Health Professions Week November 4-8, 2019
Allied Health professionals are a segment of the workforce that delivers services involving the identification, evaluation and prevention of diseases and disorders, dietary and nutrition services, and rehabilitation and health systems management. Some of the Allied health professionals include diagnostic medical sonographers, dietitians, medical technologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, radiographers, respiratory therapists, physician assistants, and speech language pathologists. Allied health professionals comprise nearly 60% of the healthcare workforce. AH professionals contribut to the health of the nation by working collaboratively with physicians, nurses, dentists, and pharmacists, providing comprehensive, patient-centered care, and by being the specialists in exercise, nutrition, health education, speech, and daily function.
WHY ARE MORE ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS NEEDED?
Healthcare is 18% of the U.S. economy, twice as high as in other countries, the demand for healthcare workers between now and 2020 will grow nearly twice as fast as the national economy (Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2012), jobs in the industry will grow from 15.6 million to 19.8 million between 2010 and 2020, and increasing percentages of healthcare jobs require bachelors and graduate degrees.
Occupational Therapy Reunion October 17, 2019
The reunion will take place at the OTAC conference in Pasadena, California. Update your contact info to ensure we have your correct email address as we will send out an invite in early September.
Physical Therapy Reunion February 13, 2020
The reunion will take place at the CSM conference in Denver, Colorado. Update your contact info to ensure we have your correct email address as we will send out an invite in early January.
Homecoming March 5 - 8, 2020
Homecoming weekend is full of programming and events designed with our alumni in mind. We hope you'll join us!
We've planned interprofessional and program-specific continuing education courses on Thursday and Friday, spiritual programming on Friday night and Sabbath morning, and social events and reunions on Sabbath afternoon.