IOWA CITY, Iowa — Johnson County health care workers have been working relentlessly during this pandemic to keep our community safe. Workers have faced difficult challenges personally during this holiday season. Many have put off social gatherings with friends and family to keep their patients safe.
According to Project Better Together, a partnership between several community groups, these hard workers will be honored through a new program called the Adopt a Health Care Worker Campaign.
Health care workers can nominate someone or themselves to be adopted. All adoptees will be paired with someone from the community who has volunteered to adopt a worker. There is no limit to how many health care workers one can adopt or a monetary responsibility for the campaign.
Project managers say the campaign encourages those who adopt to send a letter or card of gratitude, create mental health care packages, or simply a gift card to a locally owned business.
Anyone interested in adopting a health care worker, or getting more information about the campaign, can fill out the sign up form on the Project Better Together website. This campaign will run through the end of the year.
Yard signs will also be placed throughout Johnson County to show support and continue the thanks to health care communities.
The project is a collaboration between Think Iowa City, Iowa City Area Development, Iowa City Area Business Partnership and Iowa City Downtown District.