Today is Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day (September 27)
Posted Sep 27 2011 6:00am
If you avoid going to the doctor when you get sick, or you purposely stay away from the dentist because you hate the sound of the drill, then you need to put your fears aside and visit a health professional today. Today is Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day, a national campaign that urges everyone to make an appointment with a health care provider. You are also encouraged to attend a health event in the community, or tell a friend or loved one to do this.
Health care providers include doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists and anyone else who provides preventive, curative, promotional or rehabilitative health care services.
This initiative was initially launched by Tom Joyner and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration as a way to reduce health disparities in the African American population and to educate the African American community about benefits of preventing and ...