Brain Awareness Week

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Hartsville High School

Organized by:
Hartsville High School

Participating Organizations:
Brochures from Dana.org were distributed around our community to a variety of ages and workers with exposure to brain health such as nursing homes- for families of new residents, medical clinics/ patients, middle school students in special ed classes, and high school students in the nursing program.

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • Other: distribution of materials from BAW

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals

Approximate Number of People Reached:

800

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

This year we reached out to the community, places such as the free medical clinic which serves older adults without a doctor, as well as high school anatomy students. There is a plan to collaborate the high school psychology students, special ed. class with high school students in the nursing program for next year. The middle school students saw the importance of playing safe and using other good habits.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

The special education teacher visited the community places mentioned above in order to offer the materials to a population that we have not reached out to in the past years.

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Every group was excited to accept the materials offered. The sp. ed. teacher enjoyed getting out into the community.

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:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
  • Staying Sharp Bookmark
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

This is an event we believe in. We plan to continue and expand in the years to come.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Contact Information

BAW Website:

NA

Contact Name:

Madge Zemp

Contact Phone:

843-857-8525

Contact Email:

madge.zemp@darlington.k12.sc.us

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