Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- General Public
- Patients & Caregivers
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
"Brain Health & Education Exhibit": An informational booth/exhibit table was set up in the lobby, with brain-related information and materials. Dr. Schaefer was there between the hours of 10am to 3 pm to answer questions, discuss available services, and offer information related to the brain and mental health. Lynn A. Schaefer, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, is Director of Neuropsychology in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Nassau University Medical Center
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Press Release/Media Advisory
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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
- It’s Mindboggling!
- More Mindbogglers!
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
- BAW Buttons
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
- Lesson Plans
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Professionals in the hospital were exposed to what my department does and how I can help serve them and their patients. The public was taught something about the brain and some were encouraged to seek medical advice regarding difficulties they were having (i.e., motor, memory, etc). Immediately, we received more consults and referrals from other departments in the hospital.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
Yes. I especially appreciated the international snapshots/examples.