Allied Health Professions Day (#AHPsDay) is on Saturday 14 October 2023. AHPs Day is a social movement that allows Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) to promote their professions and celebrate their skills and achievements.
AHPs Day is a day to come together in celebrating, appreciating, inspiring, and connecting the value of the profession across the world.
One way we acknowledge AHPs is through the ACT Allied Health Excellence Awards. The winners of the Allied Health Excellence Awards will be announced on Thursday 19 October 2023, including the 2023 Allied Health Professional of the Year.
The Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer invites you to celebrate the work that Allied Health Professionals do on or close to Saturday 14 October and share that celebration via social media channels, Twitter, Facebook, Linked In and Instagram to join in the worldwide movement. #AHPsDay2023 #strongertogether #alliedhealth
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 team photos on social media and use hashtags #AHPsDay2023 #strongertogether #alliedhealth.
- Create gratitude/appreciation certificates and present them to your colleagues.
- Host a professional development session.
- Host a morning or afternoon tea.
- Hang AHPs Day posters in your workplace.
- Invite non allied health staff and or Executive staff to shadow an Allied Health Professional for an hour.
- Run a quiz.
Posting your celebration on social media
This movement really comes alive on social media, particularly Twitter/X, both leading up to, and on Allied Health Professions 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:
#AHPsDay2023 #strongertogether #alliedhealth
Find free resources to celebrate AHPs Day by visiting Allied Health Professions Australia. There you'll find:
- Tiles for Twitter/X, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
- Email signature block.
Allied health professionals across the ACT public service
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