Brain Awareness Week

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American Indian Council on Alcoholism

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American Indian Council on Alcoholism

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • Other: Resource distribution at conference resource tables and individual distribution

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals

Approximate Number of People Reached:

300

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

A love your brain presentation was given to two different age groups with age specific info shared with each youth group. A brain hat was also made in session and packets of DANA booklets and brain novelties were distributed to participants and agency personnel. Dana materials were distributed on our agency resource table for several events: Community health worker conference, and 3 minority health events targeting Alzheimer's Disease. Dana materials were displayed and available within our agency for any clientele to take. Special packets with DANA materials and additional brain novelties were distributed to participants at various community meetings that our agency staff attended.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Posters/Flyers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

The flyer was also shared on facebook, which did not improve the general effectiveness of the flyer.

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 Pencils and Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Puzzles: BAW Favorites
  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets
  • Brain Briefs Fact Sheets

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

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

  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

It always builds awareness of the brain and healthy behaviors, which opens the door for substance abuse prevention/intervention.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Yes! I always share the info....love everyday type tips and insights.

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Renee LaFleur

Contact Phone:

(414) 671-2200

Contact Email:

reneespsych@sbcglobal.net

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