Allied health professionals with 2020 vision

J Allied Health. 2007 Winter;36(4):236-40.


Allied health professionals in all disciplines must be visionary as they address education, training, and health care delivery in the next decade. Examined herein are forces of change in education, training, health care, the recognition of essential leadership styles, and the paradigm shifts facing the allied health profession in the health care arena. Some visionary directions are offered for allied health professionals to consider as health policy and clinical agendas emerge toward the year 2020.

MeSH terms

  • Allied Health Personnel* / education
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / organization & administration
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / trends
  • Diffusion of Innovation*
  • Health Policy
  • Humans
  • Leadership*