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New F4CP Pregnancy Press Series

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and other institutions report that mothers who used acetaminophen were at a higher risk of having children with ADHD behaviors, as well as hyperkinetic disorder (HKD), a particularly severe form of ADHD. This study was published in JAMA Pediatrics and many healthcare experts are calling to find non-pharmacological ways for pregnant mothers to deal with pain.

In an effort to share this information, the F4CP created and distributed a new press release and public service announcement (PSA).

To view the press release and PSA, along with all others, please visit www.f4cp.com/media-center/.

Within the next few weeks the F4CP will release PSAs on the following topics: college enrollment, headaches, and posture and professional sports.

REMINDER: As a contributor of the F4CP, you are permitted to download and use all press releases and PSAs for personal marketing campaigns.

New Initiative by F4CP to Encourage Chiropractic Career Path - Recommend One

The campaign has earned the support and endorsement of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC), the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) and the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA). Other organizations are expected to endorse the campaign as their boards meet.

Recommend One is a cooperative campaign that encourages doctors of chiropractic to recommend a career in chiropractic to prospective students.

Prompting the campaign was a survey of doctors conducted by Chiropractic Economics that noted the following:

  • 67.9 percent of respondents indicated that they occasionally recommend chiropractic as a career to patients, family and friends.
  • 42.2 percent of respondents indicated they recommend chiropractic as a career to patients, family and friends, one or two times a year.
  • 69 percent of respondents indicated that the profession would benefit from media activities, chiropractic colleges and fellow doctors encouraging career in chiropractic.
  • 72.7 percent of respondents indicated that they would recommend a school other than their chiropractic alma mater.

These findings confirmed an earlier survey conducted by Widmeyer, on behalf of the ACC, that revealed the significant influence of doctors in one’s decision to pursue a career in chiropractic.

Calling All Doctors

Recommend One is simple. Encourage doctor participation and provide the tools to support student recruitment. The F4CP has already produced posters and notepads for internal promotion and recruitment purposes.

All campaign material, including the posters, will feature the URL: www.considerchiropractic.org. This address was established to track all visitors and automatically direct them to the ACC URL: www.discoverchiropractic.org.

The goal of Recommend One is to directly complement the original, well-supported enrollment campaign. For those familiar with the ACC campaign, which has been supported by the colleges and Widmeyer, you will notice that Recommend One material uses similar graphics and statements. The reason for the similarities is because the ACC campaign material was developed after an extensive survey of the population.

If you are interested in a Recommend One poster for your office, please contact Mary Anne at Maryanne@foundation4cp.com. While the posters are free, the F4CP appreciates a donation to cover the cost of shipping.

Attend the Official Launch of Recommend One

The official launch of Recommend One will be held at the 2014 Florida Chiropractic Association National Convention & Expo, August 21-24, 2014, in Orlando. On August 23rd at 9 a.m., during the plenary session, campaign spokesperson General Becky Halstead will lead a presentation that not only explains Recommend One, but also recognizes doctors in the audience who have been nominated by colleges or state associations as top recruiters. The F4CP plans to provide recognized doctors with additional exposure through follow up articles in chiropractic media.

The F4CP will also schedule a second presentation about Recommend One at the 2015 Parker Seminars in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for more details.

NEW Press Release Highlights JOEM Report

The F4CP recently distributed a press release (download here) that shares the findings of a new study, "Tracking Low Back Problems in a Major Self-Insured Workforce: Toward Improvement in the Patient's Journey," (Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; June 2014) which underscores the value that chiropractic brings to the delivery of care for low back pain.

Included within the release are comments by lead author, Harris Allen PhD, who offers an explanation about the study’s analysis and conclusions - with specific reference to the significance of chiropractic in driving lower total costs per episode — and by Paul Papanek, MD, MPH, FACOEM, who confirms the importance of this report and its potential to positively impact company health plans and providers.

The F4CP encourages you to read its latest press release and share it with your respective audiences.

TIPS-Certified Instructors™ Speak to 600+ AYSO Coaches

On July 1st, Drs. Mindy Mar and Sherry McAllister each spoke to over 300 coaches in two separate locations in Southern California. The coaches were attending annual coaches meetings at the National Games sponsored by the American Youth Soccer Organization.

At each location the TIPS-Certified Instructors™ presented information about preventing dehydration and heat-related conditions. They also talked briefly about Athletic TIPS™ and the availability of its certified instructors to conduct community workshops on topics, including dehydration, concussion, nutrition and musculoskeletal injuries. At the close of the programs, attendees received an Athletic TIPS™ handout with additional information.

The American Youth Soccer Organization is one of the premier soccer organizations nationwide with over 55,000 teams and over 500,000 players. The F4CP has been strengthening its relationship with the organization over the past few months, and will co-sponsor five regional workshops in late August. Stay tuned for more details.

As a reminder, the Athletic TIPS™ website, www.TIPS4Sports.org, provides the public with an opportunity to review, request and register for community workshops.

FCA National Convention to Host Athletic TIPS™

Each year, the FCA National Convention & Expo offers an array of classes taught by some of the most reputable professionals within chiropractic. This year, the FCA National Convention & Expo, August 21-24th at the Hyatt Regency (formerly the Peabody Hotel) in Orlando, will add an eight-hour Athletic TIPS Certification Seminar™ to its program. The seminar will consist of the following modules:

August 22, 2014

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:40 AM
Presenter: Dr. Jon Mulholland
Title: Athletic TIPS Practice Building Certification - Part 1. Musculoskeletal Injuries

Time: 10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Jon Mulholland
Title: Athletic TIPS Practice Building Certification - Part 2. Dehydration

August 23, 2014

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Presenter: Dr. Jon Mulholland
Title: Athletic TIPS Practice Building Certification - Part 3. Nutrition

Time: 3:20 PM - 5:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Pat Helma
Title: Athletic TIPS Practice Building Certification - Part 4. Concussion

Additional information about seminar speakers is provided below.
Dr. Jon Mulholland: Experienced sports chiropractor, exercise scientist, strength & conditioning coach and performance enhancement specialist. For the past several years, he has been the team chiropractor and performance enhancement consultant for the New Zealand Olympic Cycling Teams and USA Bobsled & Skeleton Teams. Dr. Mulholland travels around the world helping world-class athletes fix their injuries and improve their performance.

Dr. Pat Helma: Certified as a Diplomate and board member of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, Dr. Helma has traveled internationally as a doctor for the Association of Surfing Professionals. He also serves as the team doctor for Cooper City High School Athletics – supporting sports, such as football, wrestling and baseball.

Dr. Helma was recently appointed by the Governor to serve on the State High School Athletics Committee. He is the past president of the FCA Council on Sports Injuries.

Registration for the Athletic TIPS Certification Seminar™ is included with FCA convention registration. However, to attend the Athletic TIPS Certification Seminar™, doctors must participate in all FOUR modules and support the F4CP at $25 per month. To complete certification, additional steps are required after attending the seminar. Doctors seeking certification must submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Copy of state license
  • Signed licensing agreement
  • Proof of completion, CDC concussion exam, www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/online_training.html
  • Insurance:
    • General Liability - limit of no less than $1 million / $2 million listing Foundation for Chiropractic Progress AND Foundation for Chiropractic Education as "Additionally Insured"
    • Professional Liability (malpractice) - a "Certificate of Insurance" with limit of no less than $1 million / $2 million; "Additionally Insured" not required

For more information about scheduling and registration for the 2014 FCA National Convention & Expo, click here.

Future Sports Symposiums to Host Athletic TIPS™

Upcoming Athletic TIPS Certification Seminars™ will be held at the CCA Sports Symposium, September 5-7, 2014, at the Grand Californian at Disneyland and at the 2014 ACA Sports Council (ACASC) Symposium, October 2-5, 2014 in Portland, Oregon.

Both events offer doctors who attended the TIPS Teaser at the annual CCA Convention with an opportunity to complete certification. For additional details, please look to next month’s e-newsletter and online at www.f4cp.com/athletic-tips/. Thanks!

Athletic TIPS Playbook™ Available for Download

For those doctors who are official TIPS-Certified Instructors™, you are now eligible to access the Athletic TIPS Playbook™. This guide (featured online) will provide you with presentations for community workshops, along with supportive outlines, references and content, and tools to aid public relations, social media and community outreach. For more information about the Athletic TIPS Playbook™, read here.

If you have questions about the Athletic TIPS Playbook™ or are having trouble downloading, please email Mary Anne at Maryanne@foundation4cp.com. Thanks!

Promoting Chiropractic Services at On-site Health Centers

The F4CP continues to find opportunities to promote the inclusion of chiropractic services within on-site health centers at many mid-size and large companies. Many companies have discovered that such clinics aren’t only considered a perk for their employees, but also help to increase productivity and reduce absenteeism. The number of clinics that include a doctor of chiropractic continues to increase.

On September 10th, the F4CP will sponsor a presentation about the inclusion and value of chiropractic services at on-site health centers at the annual meeting of the National Association of Worksite Health Centers. The F4CP presentation will be led by Dr. William Updyke, the D.C. at the CISCO health center, and Jerry Curtin, the president/GM of the Standard Process wellness center, Cultivate. Both presenters will share personal, resourceful experiences and methods for including chiropractic services on-site.

The annual meeting of NAWHC will attract a number of reputable companies, including General Electric, Allstate, MillerCoors and others.

F4CP Representatives Attend NBCH Leadership Forum

One of the earliest efforts of the F4CP in its attempt to connect with the employer community was joining the National Business Coalition on Health. This organization, which is composed of prominent employers and health organizations, sponsors programs for employers on how to better manage the health of their employees, increase productivity and reduce absenteeism. The organization's strong focus on wellness, as helping to control health costs, increase productivity and reduce absenteeism, has been advantageous for the F4CP. Over the years, the F4CP has exhibited and sponsored at a number of NBCH programs.

As a member of the NBCH, the F4CP is able to attend its annual leadership forum, where there are opportunities to interact with other prominent leaders of the business and healthcare communities. This year, the forum was held in Canton, Ohio and sponsored by the Ohio Business Coalition on Health. The F4CP asked Bharon Hoag, executive director of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association, and Dr. Ron Farabourgh, past president of OSCA, to represent the F4CP at the event. Both individuals came back with positive reports regarding their experiences.

F4CP Vendor Spotlight: Performance Health

This month the F4CP recognizes Performance Health for its outstanding support of the F4CP since 2007. This year alone, Performance Health has already contributed $30,000 to the F4CP.

Below is a summary of what Performance Health offers to the profession:

Featuring leading brands like Biofreeze®, TheraBand™, Cramer® and Bon Vital'®, Performance Health offers a broad portfolio of products for the therapy, rehabilitation, wellness, massage, sports medicine, performance and podiatric markets. We built our business by developing products that help people manage their pain, restore their strength, improve their performance, and increase their overall health through an active lifestyle. Our commitment to clinical professionals includes high-quality products, practice-building support, evidence-based protocols, education, turnkey dispensing and pain management solutions. www.performancehealth.com

The chiropractic vendor community has prospered from this profession, but not all of them contribute back. The F4CP encourages you to support those vendors who support the profession, not just through the F4CP, but through other supportive groups as well.

Membership Benefit of the Month

July Spotlight: F4CP Website, www.F4CP.com

DID YOU KNOW as an F4CP contributor, you are encouraged to use all marketing material featured on the F4CP website? The best part is, the F4CP website has just undergone a complete makeover, making it easier than ever to browse through F4CP material and select which items you wish to use.

At your earliest, visit www.F4CP.com to check out sections, including the:

See something you like, either access your personal account to download it or share it right through social media.

Have a comment or question about the new design, please contact Mary Anne at Maryanne@foundation4cp.com. Enjoy!



Kent S. Greenawalt

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
William Meeker DC
Lance Cohen DC
Greg Harris
Michele Maiers DC
Brian McAulay DC, PhD

Garrett Cuneo
Lauren Kennedy
Marta Cerdan

The continued growth of the F4CP 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!!