Brain Awareness Week

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D.D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center

Organized by:
D.D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center

Participating Organizations:

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Forces United (formerly Augusta Warrior Project) Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center’s Health Services Auxillary Philanthrapy

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

6

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Open House
  • Other
  • School Program
  • Other: News Articles and Brain Injury Walk

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals

Approximate Number of People Reached:

~4,000

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:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

Shared Network

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Shared Network

Resources

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
  • Activities/Experiments

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?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

The information helped to reach a vast audience. I wouldn’t make any changes.

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Jennifer Sheffa-Wallace

Contact Phone:

706-787-0401

Contact Email:

jennifer.a.sheffa-wallace.civ@mail.mil

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