Published 14 September 2020, revised 2 November 2020
AHPA proudly represents Australia’s allied health workforce and is excited to be celebrating Allied Health Professionals Day (AHPs Day) on 14 October 2020. AHPs day was first held in England in 2018 and is now an international event celebrating and bringing together the allied health professional community.
Allied health professionals have been working on the frontline in hospitals in Australia’s response to COVID-19 and adapting to new methods of service delivery in primary care. From the ICU to community-based rehabilitation, allied health professionals have an important role to play in physical and mental recovery for COVID-19 survivors. We thank all allied health professionals for the work they are doing in contributing to COVID-19 recovery for individuals and for the ongoing care they are continuing to provide the broader community throughout the pandemic.
We encourage you to join us in celebrating AHPs Day 2020 and raising awareness of the allied health sector by sharing social media posts such as photos of staff events marking the occasion, profiles of allied health teams and practitioners, and videos highlighting the work of different professions.
Don’t forget to include event hashtags such as #AHPsDay #AHPsDay2020 #strongertogether #alliedhealth
Support for AHPs Day 2020
Commonwealth Chief Allied Health Officer, Dr Anne-marie Boxall, has recorded a message for AHPs Day 2020 acknowledging the valuable work that allied health professionals do in health and other sectors, and their important contribution to Australians’ health and wellbeing throughout the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The following state health departments/agencies also recorded videos featuring and/or recognising allied health professionals for AHPs Day 2020: