Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Allied Health Professions Week, Nov 5 - 11

ATRA Communications Coordinator, Laurie Jake, today distributed information on "Allied Health Professions Week," to be held November 5 - 11, 2006. This week offers RTs an opportunity to celebrate allied health professions, including recreational therapy.

Allied Health Week provides a great occasion for RTs to collaborate with fellow allied health professions in promoting allied health professions. Laurie has indicated that there are any number of ways to bring attention to RT as an allied health profession. Among these, perhaps the most obvious is for state or local RT organizations to adventise allied health week in publications. Or a luncheon might be held with other allied health professions in a hospital where the CEO speaks of the value of allied health services. To increase public awareness, RTs can join with other allied health professionals in preparing news releases on Allied Health Week or put up posters at the hospital. RTs are creative people so I am sure you will think of many ways to celebrate Allied Health Professions Week. Have fun!


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