Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- Open House
- School Program
- Other: News Articles and Brain Injury Walk
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- Patients & Caregivers
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
March 7th - Tobacco Road Elementary, we presented to 300 elementary school students. They asked lots of questions and were very engaged. We gave out books, brain pencils and erasers along with door prizes. The faculty is already looking toward next year's event. March 1 - 29th - Exhibits were set up to promote awareness throughout the hospital to include the Brain Injury Clinic, Outlying Clinics, and next to the Dining Facility. March 28th - Our Medical Director served as a guest speaker for the Forces United quarterly breakfast with 200 guests. March 29th - The clinic hosted an Open House with interactive stations. March 30th - The team participated in a annual walk in support of Neuro Restorative Organization. April 4th - The Medical Director did an In-service with medical staff and providers to discuss clinical practice guidelines and treatment of traumatic brain injuries. The date was scheduled outside of March due to conflict with patient scheduling. We will plan better next year.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Social Media
Other Publicity Methods:
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
- BAW Pencils
- Brain-shaped Erasers
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Puzzles: Grades 3-5
- Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
- Kids Fact Sheets Grades 3-5
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
- New Lesson Plans
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Poster
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
The resources were phenomenal! The school event was greatly enhanced by the Mind Boggling workbooks and pencils with erasers. The children will certainly remember all of the key points that we made with the education.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Due to scheduling, I plan to lock in dates much farther out.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
The information helped to reach a vast audience. I wouldn't make any changes.