How are you Celebrating World Health Worker Week 2021?

Celebrating World Health Worker Week 2021
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Each year, the World observes and appreciates the amazing people working in the health sector. This annual event gives us a chance to highlight the vital work health workers do. This year is no different.

World Health Worker Week is April 5-9, 2021. This is also the year the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the International Year of Health and Care Workers, acknowledging their commitment to fighting against the ongoing pandemic. 

How are you Celebrating World Health Worker Week 2021? 

In the wake of the pandemic, many of us paused to applaud health workers for a superb job in reining in the menace that is COVID-19. Still, do you need a health scare to remind you of the importance of these individuals? And is applause enough? How do you plan to celebrate the frontline health workers you know—and those who you don’t? 

If you’re unsure how to support health workers in a meaningful way, this article can help. Read on for ways you can promote World Health Worker Week 2021. You can do more than merely applaud health workers. You can promote this essential week by participating in a few ways. 

Here’s how: 

Join the #ApplauseIsNotEnough Video Campaign 

This year’s campaign hashtag is intended to find new ways of promoting health workers and aiding them in what they do best—promoting the health of the community. It’s about listening to their needs. And, who better to tell us what health workers need to be healthier, safer, and well-prepared than health workers? 

Do you have a friend or family member who is a healthcare worker? Do you have a doctor? (You should) Talk to them. Find out what healthcare workers in your community need. Then share a video on your social media using #ApplauseIsNotEnough. Tag your local policymakers to help our healthcare heroes get all the resources they need.

This year, the Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC), WHO, and partners are asking health workers what their work-related needs are. If you’re a health worker, it’s easy to take part! Read the short guidance and upload a video! FHWC will share on social media starting April 5 and include health workers’ asks in their future policy recommendations.

This is your chance to help our healthcare heroes get the necessary resources they need.

Take Part in the Conversation 

Your voice matters, and taking part in the #WHWWeek 2021 conversation can prove it. You can use this guide to check out various online activities for the week. That way, you can help spread the word. And, be sure to tell a friend to participate in the conversation and the activities set aside to observe World Health Worker Week 2021. 

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, appreciation for healthcare workers, as well as applications for medical, nursing, and allied health programs, reached new levels. And, the truth is, it shouldn’t take a worldwide health scare to remind us of the importance health workers play in supporting the health of our community. World Health Worker Week is an annual reminder to shine a light on the work health workers do to keep our families safe and healthy, and this year, it’s a reminder that our health workers need more than thanks and applause. 

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This article was published on: 04/5/21 12:05 AM

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