National Direct Primary Care Awareness Month Begins … December 2015
BY THE DIRECT PRIMARY CARE JOURNAL, INDUSTRY TRADE PUBL.
JUNE 1, 2015 – National Direct Primary Care (DPC) Awareness Month is held annually to celebrate the exceptional contribution of DPC clinicians and professionals and to bring awareness to a growing industry. An educational and industry-wide national initiative started by The Direct Primary Care Journal (The DPC Journal), the independent industry trade publication and news information source, has declared December as Direct Primary Care Awareness Month and welcomes communities surrounding these clinics to learn more about how Direct Primary Care and how it can benefit the lives and health of loved ones and family members.
- DPC Clinics (DPCs), physicians and practitioners are encouraged to host community events and staff activities during the week of December 7-11.
- Download The Direct Primary Care Awareness Press Release Template — DPC Journal Awareness 2015 press release
Looking for a way to celebrate? We’ve put together some ideas to help jump start your planning process:
Sponsor a local health fair:
Engage your community with fun games and interactive exhibition to provide them with tools and resources to understand, trust, and utilize your practice’s offerings. You may want to co-sponsor this event with a larger institution such as a hospital, health club, non-profit or community center.
Host Q&A sessions for your patients:
Open the floor and your door for your patients to address their health-related concerns and problems. This is a golden opportunity to build a stronger rapport with your patient and make them loyal to your services. You may chose to hold this event at your local church, a popular restaurant or community center.
Staff Volunteer Projects:
Service is a vital component to any DPC physician. Get your staff involved in efforts that can truly benefit your community.
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Host an event for children:
Participate in a library reading hour that emphasizes good health and hygiene or host a fitness activities at your local non-profit or community YMCA. For older children consider speaking at school career days to share the fun and diversity of working in a healthcare environment or participate as a sports booster and/or sponsor at your local middle-school or high school and conduct sports physicals and check-ups/health fairs.
Talk to your local media:
National Direct Primary Care Awareness month is a perfect time to talk to your local media about highlighting how DPC is vital to the health and well-being of family members and loved ones. Don’t forget to use social media to get your message across as well.
FREE Resource: Be sure to download our New Media Toolkit full of helpful talking points, tips, reference guides, outreach materials, and more. Look for it in our Bookstore today.