What a great time of year! We’re right in the middle of National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week, April 15-21. I have already seen many examples of how osteopathic family members are joining the effort to promote the distinct care DOs provide, including NOM Week city proclamations and community events, like Mini Medical Schools and health fairs. In Chicago, the AOA is advertising on Chicago’s busy public transportation, reaching millions of people. How are you “thinking osteopathically” and promoting it during NOM Week?
One way you can get involved is to sign the NOM Week Pledge on Osteopathic.org. The pledge asks DOs, osteopathic medical students, and supporters of the profession to show their commitment to volunteerism, since NOM Week coincides exactly with National Volunteer Week. Take the pledge today to help us show how the osteopathic medical profession goes above and beyond to care for our communities.
You can also help by spreading the word about the AOA’s online Mini Medical School, which just launched this week. The Mini Medical School is a fun and engaging way for young children to learn about health, fitness, and how their growing bodies work. Pass the link to elementary teachers you know or parents with young children.
There are many ways to get involved in NOM Week this year. Visit the NOM Week page of Osteopathic.org for more ideas and to learn more about the AOA’s NOM Week activities.