In our busy lives as health professionals, we don’t often stop and appreciate the work we do and recognise the difference it brings to peoples lives every day. It is a day for Allied Health Professionals to come together in celebrating, appreciating, inspiring and connecting across the world.
We invite you to celebrate the work that Allied Health Professionals do on Wednesday 14 October and share that celebration on Twitter and Facebook to join in the worldwide movement. #alliedhealthprofessionalsday
ACT Allied Health Excellence Awards 2020
The Chief Allied Health Office will celebrate the outstanding contribution of Allied Health Professionals in the ACT public sector, by announcing the winners of the Allied Health Excellence Awards on 14 October including the Allied Health Professional of the Year.
Below are a few ideas to consider, but feel free to let your imagination run wild and organise something that is meaningful to you and your team.
- Share a team photo on social media
- Make a poster about your profession or event
- Create your own appreciation and gratitude Certificates for colleagues
- Run a professional development session
- Host a morning or afternoon tea
- Invite non allied health colleagues and/or Executive staff to “shadow an Allied Health Professional for an hour”
- Run a quiz
- Use the Allied Health Professionals Day email signature block
Posting your celebration on social media
This movement really comes alive on Twitter, both leading up to, and on Allied Health Professionals Day itself. We encourage you to use your social media accounts to post and share information on what you have planned and then on the day with some fun photos of your activity. Please use the following hashtags:
#alliedhealthprofessionalsday | #allied4areason | #strongertogether | #proudtobeAH
What is a hashtag?
A hashtag is simply a keyword phrase, spelled out without spaces, with a pound symbol (#) in front of it. People use hashtags in their social moment post to categorise themes or keywords. It is a way of making social media posts easier to find and search for information with a theme or specific content.
Social movements can use hashtags to reach their target audience and to help the wider public filter information. Hashtagging for social moments can act as a show of support for a cause through a like, share, etc. on any social media platform. The use of social media for a movement allows one to connect with people from all over the world in a short amount of time.
How to use a hashtag?
Using a hashtag on a social media post is simple to do. Just add the # symbol before a single word or phrase, without spaces or punctuation. You can put these hashtags anywhere in your social media posts: in the beginning, at the end, or anywhere in between.
By clicking or tapping on a hashtagged word in someone else’s post will ‘search’ to find other posts within that social media platform with the same hashtag.