GHHS Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care

This year’s Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care will be February 15 to 19! Follow along on social media or check out our curated collection of tweets here.

The participation from our chapters during 2020 Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care was beyond inspiring. Our chapters held panel discussions on topics such as gentrification in West Philadelphia, Immigrant Health, and how to better care for our veterans. Our members baked, cooked, crafted, and put together gift baskets for their patients and their families, and most importantly spent hours harnessing a deep human connection with them. We are grateful to all of our members for the ongoing humanistic impact that they are having in their communities.

Is your chapter participating? Share your plans HERE!

To see how Chapters celebrated in 2020, click here.


We are so excited to see your Facebook profile transform with our brand new Solidarity Week frame!

Here’s how: Go to your profile on the Facebook app and tap “Edit” on your profile picture. Then tap “Add Frame” and search for Solidarity Week.


2021 Solidarity Week Participants

The Brody School of Medicine
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Eastern Virginia Medical School
East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine/VCOM-Virginia
Emory University School of Medicine
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
Howard University College of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Joan C. Edward’s School of Medicine – Marshall University
Kansas City University
LSU Health Shreveport
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Ohio State College of Medicine
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
Staten Island University Hospital
Texas A&M College of Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
UC Irvine School of Medicine
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
UC Riverside School of Medicine
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Uniformed Services University
University of Alabama in Birmingham
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
University of Kansas School of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
University of Mississippi Medical Center
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
University of Puerto Rico
University of South Alabama – College of Medicine
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
University of Texas Southwestern
University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
University of Utah School of Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
UT-McGovern Medical School
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
West Virginia University School of Medicine

How did Solidarity Week start?

The national Gold Humanism Honor Society office established National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Care in 2011 to highlight the nation-wide movement promoting  provider-patient relationships based on caring, personalization, and mutual respect.  Momentum gathered particularly after the Senate passed a resolution in 2013 and 2014 to officially recognize Solidarity Day on the national calendar, and it is now typically celebrated on or around Valentine’s Day.  In 2016, many chapters celebrated a week of events instead of just one day.