Brain Awareness Week

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Oregon Health Science University

Organized by:
Oregon Health Science University

Participating Organizations:
Oregon Health Sciences University Department of Neurology Center for Health and HealingOregon Health Sciences University Hospital Neuroscience ward

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

two week-long events

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • Other: Provided educational materials for the pre-school students of one of our neurology inpatients who was a pre-school teacher that was admitted with a new neurological diagnosis. She qawas able to share her story by educating her young students about the brain and nervous system

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Other
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Other: Pre-school

Approximate Number of People Reached:

0ver 200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

1. We provided educational materials for our neurology clinic waiting area, for patients and families and caregivers. 2. We provided educational materials for our nurse educator to use with our neurology inpatients, for their families and caregivers 3. We provided educational materials to an inpatient who was admitted with a new diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, that she could share with her pre-school students, and in this way, she also could share her story.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Emails within our department and to nursing staff will plan to use twitter next year

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:

  • BAW Stickers
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • BAW Pencils
  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

The materials are critical to extending our provider's knowledge about neurological disorders. Often, when patients receive a diagnosis, they need to hear the information over and over, so they and loved ones can retain it. This material provided that crucial , robust backup to our patients, and helps amplify ourselves in the context of the shortage of neurologically trained providers!

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

we plan to utilize more social media and logos next year!

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

yes! love neuroscience for kids website as well!

Contact Information

Contact Name:

jacqueline bernard

Contact Phone:

503-494-1648

Contact Email:

bernarja@ohsu.edu

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