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NEW PSA & Press Release: Pregnancy & Chiropractic

The newest F4CP Public Service Announcement (PSA) focuses on the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy. It will be distributed to over 1,000 TV stations nationwide, as well as to dozens of social media outlets. To complement the new PSA, the F4CP distributed a press release with similar messaging. The press release was distributed to 10,000 online, social and print media outlets. Both the PSA and press release highlight the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Report on acetaminophen use during pregnancy and its link to ADHD in children

Download the PSA and press release below:

The F4CP expects the new PSA to be aired for years to come. Often times, an F4CP PSA will continue to air, when appropriate, for years following distribution. As a reminder, all F4CP contributors are permitted to personalize and use F4CP marketing material in local campaigns, on personal websites and in reception areas. For more information about membership, contact Mary Anne at: Maryanne@foundation4cp.com.

Promotion Around F4CP Membership Directory

The F4CP is establishing an online, national membership directory that will be promoted in all F4CP material -- including PSAs, advertisements, advertorials, social syndications and press releases. The new directory will provide the public with an easy way to search local doctors of chiropractic. Search functionality will include name, city and state, and zip code.

When launched, the new directory will
be located at www.F4CP.com/FindaDoctor.

Development of the F4CP directory coincides with the development of a more aggressive advertisement campaign. The F4CP received production assistance, for the more than 20 ads that will make up the campaign, from the marketing teams of Dynamic Chiropractic and ChiroTouch. The new ads are very effective in educating and motivating patients to seek chiropractic care, and will be made available to F4CP members within the next few weeks.

Reminder: All current F4CP contributors will have their name and address included within the new directory. Those who contribute $25 or higher per month will receive an enhanced listing, which includes practice website, testimonials, specialties, awards and more. To become a contributor or increase your monthly contribution, contact Mary Anne at: Maryanne@foundation4cp.com.

F4CP Offers Ads in Spanish

The F4CP is excited to offer several of its popular ads in Spanish. The first two to be translated will be the ad focusing on chiropractic during pregnancy and the ad featuring General Halstead as a Champion of Chiropractic. View both ads below:

Pregnancy Halsted

If you would like an ad translated, please contact Mary Anne at: Maryanne@foundation4cp.com with the name of the ad and desired translation. Thank you!

F4CP to Attend National Health Leadership Forum

Since the F4CP is a member of the National Business Coalition on Health, it is permitted to participate in the organization’s National Health Leadership Council, a multi-stakeholder group established by NBCH as a vehicle for high-level discussion of issues important to coalition members and to all major parties in healthcare.

Each year, the Council hosts two annual forums for its members to discuss current topics in healthcare. The next forum is scheduled for June 25-27, 2014, at the Hilton Columbus at Easton, in Columbus, OH.

The F4CP will send the following representatives on its behalf:

Bharon Hoag
Executive Director
Ohio State Chiropractic Association

Ronald J. Farabaugh, D.C.
Past President
Ohio State Chiropractic Association

Read the experiences of Bharon and Dr. Ron in next month’s e-newsletter.

F4CP Vendor of the Month is...

Hygenic Corporation is one of the earliest and most generous supporters of the F4CP. For 2014, the company has committed to a contribution in the amount of $30,000, bringing their total contributions, since 2008, to $215,630. The current CEO and president, Marshall Dahneke, is a valuable member of the F4CP board.

ISO certified and quality-focused, the Hygenic Corporation is known for rubber sheeting and tubing products that meet your high standards for performance and durability. For more information, visit: www.hygeniccorp.com.

Remember those who help grow your profession. Hygenic Corporation is one of the vendors who help the F4CP educate the public about chiropractic care. Think of them the next time you are making a product decision.

FCA National Convention to Host Athletic TIPS™

The FCA National Convention & Expo is scheduled for August 21-24, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida. The event will host an array of speakers and valuable networking opportunities. Included on this year's program is an eight-hour Athletic TIPS™ certification seminar. The seminar is scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, August 22nd and the morning of August 23rd.

Speakers for the Athletic TIPS™ seminar are:

  • 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 with 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.
ACASC Symposium to Host Athletic TIPS™

The ACA Sports Council will co-sponsor an Athletic TIPS™ certification seminar at their 2014 Symposium. The Symposium will occur October 3-5, 2014, in Portland, Oregon, with the Athletic TIPS™ certification seminar added as a two-day event just prior to kickoff:

  • Thursday, October 2, 2014, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday, October 3, 2014, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Since the Symposium will be held over Portland Marathon weekend, the focus will be on running injuries, as well as highlighting the latest concussion, nutrition, rehabilitation and soft-tissue treatment. For more information about the ACASC Symposium, visit: ACASC Save the Date.

Athletic TIPS Playbook™ Available

The Athletic TIPS Playbook™ is available exclusively to TIPS™-certified instructors for online download. Included within the Athletic TIPS Playbook™ are presentations for community workshops, along with supportive outlines, references and content, and tools to aid public relations, social media and community outreach.

If you have completed all required steps, outlined below, and are interested in accessing the Athletic TIPS Playbook™, please email Mary Anne at: Maryanne@foundation4cp.com.

  • F4CP membership -- monthly rate of $25 or $300 per year - PLEDGE HERE
  • Participation in an eight-hour certification seminar
  • Submission of curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Submission of a copy of state license
  • Signed licensing agreement - expressing ownership of Athletic TIPS™ materials
  • Proof of completion, CDC concussion exam
  • Submission of certificates of insurance: General Liability and Professional Liability - each with limits no less than $1 million/$2 million - listing Foundation for Chiropractic Progress and Foundation for Chiropractic Education as “Additionally Insured” with General Liability endorsement.
Become a TIPS-Certified Instructor™

As Athletic TIPS™ gains new partners interested in co-sponsoring community workshops, the need for TIPS-certified instructors™ becomes significant. To support this need, Athletic TIPS™ will develop an online certification course for doctors of chiropractic. Similar to the in-person seminar, the online course will be eight-hours and will require participants to complete all standard next steps (within section above) to receive certification. Track the development of the online course through future e-newsletters.

Visit Athletic TIPS™ online. The Athletic TIPS™ website has been expanded - new functionality includes an FAQ section, requesting and registration for community workshops, and development of the sponsor and partner sections.


What Is Recommend One - Get Involved

Last month, the F4CP introduced its latest initiative Recommend One, which aims to encourage doctors to participate and provide the tools needed to recommend patients, family and friends to pursue a career in chiropractic. As mentioned, the new initiative was prompted by the findings of surveys conducted by Chiropractic Economics and the ACC's consultant, Widmeyer. The findings confirmed that doctors of chiropractic have interest and great influence in recommending patients, family and friends to a career in chiropractic.

The F4CP hopes all of the major stakeholders within the profession will support the initiative.

Below is an update on activities:

  • Retired Brigadier General Becky Halstead will serve as the spokesperson for Recommend One.
  • The official launch of Recommend One will occur during the FCA National Convention & Expo in August. General Halstead will be in attendance.
  • During the launch, several prominent doctors -- nominated by state associations and colleges -- that have recruited the largest number of students to chiropractic education will be recognized.
  • Recommend One posters and pads that communicate the perks of a chiropractic career will be distributed at FCA to doctors interested in supporting the initiative.
  • All F4CP marketing material that focuses on Recommend One messaging (chiropractic education), will include the link: www.ConsiderChiropractic.org which will direct visitors to the ACC website: www.DiscoverChirorpactic.org.
Membership Benefit of the Month

June Spotlight: AmpLIFEied

DID YOU KNOW as an F4CP contributor, you are encouraged to share all F4CP posts on social media with your fans? Additionally, the F4CP supports your social media efforts by providing complimentary marketing tool kits and webinars. Just recently, the F4CP held a webinar, in honor of its new partnership with AmpLIFEied, about amplifying chiropractic practices through social media. Attendees walked away from the program with a better understanding about social media and precise strategies to support success.

Jason Deitch, D.C., founder, AmpLIFEied, shares: "For doctors to be successful on social media they must provide value to their practice's social networks by sharing great stuff every day. AmpLIFEied makes that simple to do."

Whether or not you had the chance to attend the recent webinar, the F4CP encourages you to visit www.F4CPamplifeied.com to take advantage of valuable, health-related posts for social media.



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!!