Brain Awareness Week

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Brain Injury Voices

Organized by:
Brain Injury Voices

Participating Organizations:
New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • Patients & Caregivers

Approximate Number of People Reached:

50

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Brain Injury Voices organized and delivered a free workshop at New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland for brain injury survivors and their families. The title was Returning to Life after Brain Injury. The goal was to show survivors numerous ways to engage in life after brain injury. We wanted to demonstrate that even though it's often not possible to return to one's old life after brain injury, it is still possible to live a happy, meaningful and productive life.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Emails to members of the brain injury support group. They are our primary audience.

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

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

It was great to have materials to handout to supplement our program.

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

We tried to get media coverage for this event, but were unsuccessful. It's been difficult to find the right angle that will interest the media during Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Carole Starr

Contact Phone:

(207) 200-4210

Contact Email:

braininjuryvoices@maine.rr.com

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