Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- Press Briefing
- School Program
- Other: Movie presentation; Training for caregivers
- High School students(9-12)
- Patients & Caregivers
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Two roundtables on neuroscience and mental health; three movie screenings, followed by discussions on the neuroscience of mental illness; two workshops on neuroscience for high school students; three short courses (electrophysiology, neuroanatomy, histology) for undergrad students; one training on the neuroscience of drug abuse for caregivers
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Press Release/Media Advisory
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Lesson Plans
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
- BAW Web site banner
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Good participation of students from health sciences courses; however, the participation of caregivers was poor, compared to previous versions of BAW. The most successful events were those aimed at high school students.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
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