E-NEWSLETTER FROM THE F4CP  |  FOUNDATION FOR CHIROPRACTIC PROGRESS
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APRIL
2013
 
   

The F4CP is excited to debut its fresh e-newsletter format. More details for each story can be read with the click of a link. Be sure not to miss a beat in the world of F4CP! Send the F4CP feedback on its new format via email to Lauren Kennedy at: lkennedy@cpronline.com.
 
Advertorial Coverage Update: "Meningitis Scare"

Menengitis

Feature: Meningitis Scare Prompts Back Pain Sufferers to Explore Chiropractic Care

Web Placements: 1260

Total Unique Visitors: 110,690,303

The equivalent ad value of estimated placements is: $276,725.75

 
Are You Missing Out?

Great news, the F4CP Facebook has officially surpassed 4,000 fans!! Each week the F4CP provides its fans with insightful and exciting posts relative to chiropractic and the F4CP. In addition to the constant chiropractic news feed, all F4CP fans receive a FREE social media guide that details best practices for social media.

If you are one of the many F4CP fans – thank you for sharing chiropractic messages via social media. If you are not yet a fan, you must join the chiropractic conversation. All you have to do is simply click here and select the "Like" button on the top right corner of the page. To receive the FREE giveaway, be sure to provide your email address.

The F4CP can also be found on Twitter -- @F4CP – talk soon!!

 
Find Out What Political Figures Really Think of F4CP Ads

As reported in March, the F4CP placed five ads (below) in three different publications – The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Roll Call - over an eight-day period in conjunction with the National Chiropractic Legislative Conference (NCLC). The feedback was phenomenal…

Jerry Rice

Baseball

Karrick

Karrick

The Roll Call ad – which was a full-page back cover – caught the attention of all chiropractic leadership present at the 2013 Chiropractic Summit and remained a high point in conversation throughout the weekend. As for the ads in The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, they caught the attention of Congressman Bill Enyart, who during his presentation at NCLC, referenced the ongoing ads and urged the profession to continue them.

The F4CP is thrilled that its aggressive advertising campaign is having an impact. If you are interested in learning more about when and where F4CP ads appear, visit: www.Facebook.com/FoundationforChiropracticProgress.

 
Guess What F4CP Ads Will Appear in April

In April, the F4CP will continue its aggressive ad schedule, placing two ads in both The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Below is a list of F4CP ads and desired run dates for April:

  • April 1st - The Wall Street Journal (Basketball)
  • April 8th - USA Today (Drs. Kinder/Carrick)
  • April 15th - USA Today (Baseball)
  • April 22nd - The Wall Street Journal (Drs. Kinder/Carrick)

Basketball

Baseball

Karrick

 
Dillard's Department Stores Contributes Again

As indicated in previous e-newsletters, on February 16th, Dillard's southwest district – which includes over 40 stores in eight states - hosted a day in support of the F4CP and chiropractic. On this day, 10 percent of all sales from participating shoe vendors were earmarked for the F4CP.

The F4CP received a donation from Dillard's in the amount of $5,650!!

The F4CP has partnered with Dillard's in the past - during events, such as Parker Seminars 2012 – and has established a good relationship. In the near future, the F4CP plans to visit the Dillard’s southwest headquarters in Phoenix, Az. to discuss future national opportunities.

 
General Halstead a STAR in Nebraska – Both Media and the Association Respond

At any event where General Halstead presents on behalf of the F4CP, she not only impresses the chiropractic attendees but also engages and impresses the local media. The General's recent presence at the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) spring convention in Omaha, Neb. was no different.

General Halstead was interviewed by KOIL-AM, a local radio station, which aired a brief segment discussing her military background, the event and her chiropractic experience.

She was also interviewed by the Omaha World-Herald, which resulted in some of the best coverage ever generated by the F4CP. The F4CP and General Halstead are still receiving follow up questions related to chiropractic care from the readers. To give you a sneak preview, read the first line published:

“After 27 years in the armed forces, Becky Halstead is fighting a new enemy: fibromyalgia. Now, her weapon is chiropractic care.”

To read the complete article, click here.

That's not all; great media coverage was only the beginning. The General's presentations to the doctors, CAs and attendees at the Doctored showing were all well-received. To add to the meeting’s success, several new contributors were gained and the NCPA announced that it would be donating $10,000 in support of the campaign. Thank you, NCPA!!

Are you interested in having General Halstead attend and speak at your state's association meeting? If so, please call Kristen Arthurs at: 866.901.F4CP (3427).

 
Well-Known Rutgers University Professor Reviews F4CP Media Impressions

As you know, the F4CP has proudly announced that it generated over 31 billion media impressions in 2012. Provided within the 2012 F4CP PR Report are details regarding exact coverage and the formula used for tracking purposes.

The F4CP is now taking its coverage results one step further. The F4CP has retained the services of Professor Michael Katehakis, department chair and professor of Management Science & Information Systems at Rutgers Business School, to analyze its data. Professor Katehakis will be able to identify the specific areas in the country where F4CP promotion has penetrated most and the exact demographics of the exposed audience.

This information will allow the F4CP to better understand where and with what audience its placements are most efficient - and adjust advertising if needed. Additionally, it will provide the F4CP with ammunition for meetings with corporations regarding sponsorship – who are very interested in a comprehensive report regarding reach.

Look to future e-newsletters for an update on the analysis.

 
A New Corporate Partner - The American Chiropractor

The American Chiropractor has joined its media competitors - Chiropractic Economics and Dynamic Chiropractic - as a financial contributor to the F4CP. Jaclyn Busch Touzard, publisher for The American Chiropractor, announced the publication's pledge to F4CP chairman, Kent Greenawalt, at the recent RAC meeting in Washington, D.C. In addition to the monetary support, the publication will also continue to provide the F4CP with complimentary ads – similar to both Chiropractic Economics and Dynamic Chiropractic.

The F4CP greatly appreciates the new support of The American Chiropractor and looks forward to raising awareness of the campaign and chiropractic in and outside of the profession.

 
F4CP Appoints State Emissaries

In order to better communicate its campaign nationwide, the F4CP has decided to appoint emissaries in each of the 50 states. The representatives will serve as the eyes, ears and voice of the F4CP with the local state associations and doctors.

If you or someone you know is interested in supporting this effort, contact Dr. Mike Flynn at: dr.jmflynn@gmail.com. Thank you!

 
F4CP Rolls Out its "Chiropractic First" Campaign

The F4CP has just issued its first advertorial and social syndication related to its "Chiropractic First" theme. Please read the news release below:

Chiro One

 
URAC Pilot Program Progresses

The URAC pilot program - which was initiated in October 2012 - is making significant progress. In total, 22 chiropractic practices are participating. As of now, 15 of the 22 practices have already undergone their on-site review. The F4CP has heard very positive feedback from participating doctors and URAC representatives regarding the reviews.

URAC expects all on-site reviews to reach completion by May 31st. Following that, URAC will take time to review the reports and announce the results of the program. The results should be delivered prior to July 16, 2013.

By attaining URAC recognition – which is nationally accepted by the healthcare community - doctors will increase their opportunity to participate in the Patient Centered Health Care Home (PCHCH) setting. The PCHCH provides comprehensive and individualized access to physical health, behavioral health, and supportive community and social services, ensuring patients receive the right care in the right setting at the right time.

Please look to future e-newsletters for updates and certification announcements.

 
General Halstead Responds to CNN

In recent times, CNN has taken a strong focus on the abuses of healthcare related to medicine and big pharma. A week ago, CNN aired "Escape Fire," the new documentary that exposes the ills of America's healthcare system. The film featured a clip of a veteran who discusses the many pills he was prescribed by a V.A. doctor that provided him with no real relief to his condition. Sound familiar? Unfortunately, nowhere in the program did chiropractic come up as an option.

In response to the lack of chiropractic inclusion, the F4CP asked General Halstead to write a letter to the healthcare journalist describing her very similar experience and the benefits chiropractic offered. General Halstead will be following up with the journalist, as will the F4CP.

 
New York Chiropractic College Drives F4CP Membership

New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) featured a full-page ad touting the importance of the F4CP and distribution of the movie Doctored in its latest publication. The special ad included a letter, signed by NYCC President Frank Nicchi, which encouraged F4CP membership and offered a complimentary copy of Doctored. See below for a copy of the NYCC ad.

NYCC

 
Membership Benefit of the Month

April Spotlight: Champion Ads

DID YOU KNOW that the F4CP has a collection of ads that feature "Champions of Chiropractic?" These ads, shown below, include dozens of celebrity athletes, entertainers and wellness experts, and appear monthly in The Wall Street Journal and USA Today as well as weekly on the F4CP Facebook. The newest F4CP champion ads feature: Las Vegas police officer, Cindy Smith, and Barbara Kinder, MD, professor emeritus of surgery at Yale University.

All F4CP champion ads have been very successful in engaging the public due to the high-profile individuals featured and unique stories shared. These ads are available to monthly contributors in the form of a poster for in-office promotion.

Champ Ads

TUNE IN: Be sure to read next month's e-newsletter which will detail the TV public service announcements scheduled for distribution in 2013. Lots in store - the F4CP recently filmed a TV PSA with retired American artistic gymnast, Nastia Liukin, who is the 2008 Olympic individual all-around Champion, the 2005 and 2007 World Champion on the balance beam, and the 2005 World Champion on the uneven bars.

 
 

F4CP
BOARD
MEMBERS


Kent S. Greenawalt
Chairman

Don Petersen
Gerard Clum DC
Dwayne Bennett
Joe Doyle
J. Michael Flynn DC
Marshall Dahneke
Charles DuBois
Fabrizio Mancini DC
Thomas Klapp DC
Carol Ann Malizia DC
Mark Sanna DC
Mickey Burt DC
Earl DeCarli
William Meeker DC
Lance Cohen DC
Greg Harris


STAFF
Garrett Cuneo
Lauren Kennedy
Kristen Arthurs
Marta Cerdan

The continued growth of the Foundation is dependent upon more doctors getting involved. All of the monthly contributors can be found at the WEBSITE. Encourage your list of contacts to join you in support of the profession's successful positive press campaign. Forward this newsletter to them. This campaign is making a difference by informing patients everywhere about the benefits of chiropractic care!!