Oregon Health Science University department of neurology

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Oregon Health Science University department of neurology

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2 weeks of sharing materials in the outpatient and inpatient setting



Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • Other: shared educational information with our outpatient neurology practice as well as inpatient neurology patients and families

Target Audiences:

  • Patients & Caregivers

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We distributed all informational materials over the week before and week of Brain Awareness ( March 9-22, 2020), in both the outpatient and inpatient setting at a large regional academic setting. Our patients really appreciated the information particularly since our patient library space has been reduced.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

presented information in person to our medical students on the hospital service- but the opportunity was brief, as COVID-1q9 arrived and the medical students were sent home and we immediately started modified operations

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

personally meeting with the medical students every year has been a way to inspire them to go into Neurology. Our exposure this year was limited however, because BAW coincided with the arrival of COVID-19 . Next year but I do have access to a radio station locally in Portland OR and hope to be able to be a presence there during BAW. Thank you.


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
  • Successful Aging & Your Brain

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • Brain Awareness Week Logos
  • Brain Awareness Week Facebook Cover Image

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

It improved understanding of neurological diseases and improved our relationship with nursing staff, who really appreciate these materials for our patients and families.

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

We are experiencing provider shortages in neurology and your support helps extend ourselves.

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Contact Information

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jacqueline bernard

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