Posted on Aug 15, 2022
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care workers have dedicated their time, energy, and skills to ensure our safety. As they provided vaccinations, administered tests, tracked outbreaks, and cared for patients, they sometimes put their own health at risk to do so.
With the pandemic far from over, we have an opportunity to show our appreciation for them.
Rotary's COVID-19 Task Force has designated 21-27 August 2022 as Health Care Workers Week. We encourage Rotary and Rotaract clubs to use this time to recognize the work of health care professionals in their clubs and in their communities.
You can show your appreciation in many ways, but a great way to start is by talking to local health care professionals directly to learn what type of support they want and need — and how we in Rotary can best respond.
On your own or with your club, you can also:
  • Send letters of appreciation to health care facilities or health departments
  • Volunteer at a health care facility or at an event
  • Raise awareness by sending letters highlighting health workers to local media outlets
  • Post about your appreciation for health care workers on social media
  • Honor club members who are health care workers at a meeting or event
  • Ask nearby medical centers if you can donate meals or baked goods
Use the templates below to honor and thank health care workers in your community. Then, share your efforts on Rotary Showcase.
We know that a strong health care system and workforce is an essential part of strong, thriving communities. Advocating for health care workers, promoting vaccinations, sharing science based-information, and collaborating with them allows us to amplify Rotary's impact and brings us closer to achieving our vision for lasting change.
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