E-NEWSLETTER FROM THE F4CP  |  FOUNDATION FOR CHIROPRACTIC PROGRESS
Foundation for Chiropractic Progress
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Nearly 10,000 members and GROWING! October
2015
 
   
Exclusive Offer for $25 and Above Monthly Contributors

This month, $25+ per month members are eligible to receive a FREE copy of the recent Champions of Chiropractic ad featuring professional golfer Jordan Spieth and his chiropractor, Dr. Troy Van Biezen, featured below. Jordan was voted by his peers as the Pro Golf Association (PGA) Player of the Year in 2015 and is currently ranked as the number one professional golfer in the world. This is a poster you can be proud to display in your office!

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For other contributors interested in receiving a copy of this poster, you can pay a $50 shipping and handling fee or upgrade your membership at www.f4cp.com/pledge.

PLEASE NOTE: This poster is available upon request only. If you are interested in receiving a poster, please contact Marta Cerdan at marta@f4cp.com.

For a complete listing of all posters available to contributors, please visit www.f4cp.com.

 
F4CP Resources Address Gallup Poll Findings

In response to the recently released report, "Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic Inaugural Report: Americans' Perceptions of Chiropractic," the F4CP is working to address important issues around the public's perception of chiropractic care, including the education of a DC, uncertainty on the safety and cost of chiropractic, and most importantly the "trust gap."

The F4CP plans to implement new, innovative campaigns that continue to inform the public about the high-quality, cost-effective care provided by a doctor of chiropractic, and reaffirm the message that care provided by a DC is not only safe and affordable, but also covered by most insurance plans.

Moving forward, all F4CP resources will educate the public on the education of a DC, as well as the safety and cost of chiropractic care. The public CAN trust their chiropractor to address their health concerns. The Gallup-Palmer survey found that most Americans thought the education of a DC to be at best two years. The F4CP will continue to set the record straight that the education of a DC is a minimum of 7 years.

The F4CP's recent advertorial, "More Americans Choose Chiropractic Care: Gallup," highlights the conclusions of the Gallup poll and can be seen below.

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Additionally, the F4CP distributed a national press release detailing the report's conclusions and how it will address its findings, which can be read here.

Stay tuned for additional F4CP marketing resources that speak to the public's perception of chiropractic care!

To view current F4CP resources, please visit: F4CP Media Center. Please feel free to share these materials with patients and other health care professionals to increase the visibility of the chiropractic profession.

 
Thank you, Dr. Tim Novelli

The F4CP is developing a brand-new ad campaign which features Medal of Honor (MoH) recipients emphasizing the trust they have in their doctor of chiropractic.

The F4CP would like to express sincere appreciation to Dr. Tim Novelli, founder and president of The Patriot Project, for his integral involvement in the development of the campaign. Dr. Novelli has recruited five MoH recipients to participate in the ground-breaking series and speak positively on behalf of the chiropractic profession.

We couldn't be more grateful – thank you, Dr. Novelli!!

Please see the F4CP's FIRST Medal of Honor ad below, which will also be created into a poster.

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The Patriot Project is a grass roots movement to provide chiropractic care to all Active Military, their Families, Wounded Warriors & All Gold Star Dependents. On November 7th, 2015, The Patriot Project will host The Patriot Ball in Canton, OH to honor Gold Star families, Purple Heart recipients, and all veterans who have served our country. For additional details about the event, please visit: www.patriot-project.org.

 
Social Media Outreach

The F4CP is actively working to expand its social media outreach and amplify awareness of chiropractic care nationwide.

As an F4CP social media fan, you receive access to exclusive up-to-date campaign news and resources, including: advertisements, press releases, public service announcements, advertorials, social syndications, and more.

To date, the F4CP’s current social media numbers are as follows:

  • Facebook: 5,106 Fans – Let's reach 6,500 Fans!
  • Twitter: 1,040 Followers – Let's reach 1,200 Followers!
  • Youtube: 134 Subscribers – Let's reach 150 Subscribers!

We are proud to announce our newest social media platforms, as well:

  • Pinterest: 35 Followers – Let's reach 75 Followers!
  • LinkedIn: 8 Followers – Let's reach 50 Followers!

If you would like to recommend posts on the F4CP's social media channels, please forward requests to Megan Kennedy at mkennedy@cpronline.com.

Stay tuned for additional details as we continue to grow and introduce new social media platforms.

 
F4CP Appoints Dr. Sherry McAllister as Interim EVP

MKThe F4CP has recently appointed Dr. Sherry McAllister to serve as its interim executive vice president, replacing Kristine Dowell, who announced her resignation earlier this month. Dowell will continue to support the work of the F4CP as a volunteer.

Dr. McAllister is a seasoned chiropractic professional with superior knowledge of the health care system and role of chiropractic care. To read more about Dr. McAllister, click here.

"It is an honor to work with the Foundation. I am very grateful to blend my passion for chiropractic with my desire to educate the public." – Dr. McAllister

 
REMINDER: Recommend One

In 2014, the F4CP introduced "Recommend One," a targeted, cooperative effort spanning chiropractic colleges, associations and vendors which encourages doctors of chiropractic to recommend a career in chiropractic to patients, family and friends.

To help promote the profession, F4CP contributors have access to Recommend One marketing resources, including an infographic, post card, student recruitment poster and reminder to recommend poster, which communicate the following key benefits about a career in chiropractic:

  1. Employment Growth
  2. Personal Satisfaction
  3. Market Demand
  4. Career Flexibility

View the Recommend One resources below:

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Student enrollment at chiropractic colleges is a key indicator of the chiropractic profession’s future. Find out how you can help spread awareness and ignite interest in the chiropractic field by visiting www.f4cp.com.

 
Nationwide DC Directory

The nationwide DC directory provides the public with an easy way to search for local doctors of chiropractic. As a member of the F4CP, your name and contact information is listed on the directory. If you are a contributor of $25 per month or more, you also receive a complimentary enhanced profile, which allows you to add more information about you and your practice.

Please access your account, at your earliest, to confirm all contact information is complete and up-to-date.

A link to the directory, www.f4cp.com/findadoctor, appears on all F4CP advertisements, as seen in the ad below.

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Vendor Spotlight of the Month: Standard Process, SP Distributors and SP Independent Sales Reps

Much of the F4CP's success can be attributed to its contributors. This month, we recognize one of the F4CP’s earliest supporters, Standard Process, with total contributions exceeding more than one million dollars.

Additionally, several of Standard Process's distributors and independent sales reps have selected to support the F4CP over the years, with comprehensive contributions totaling more than $185,000. To date, the following distributors and independent sales reps have supported the positive press campaign:

  • Comprehensive Nutrition, Inc.
  • Mid-Atlantic SP Nutritional Resources, Inc.
  • Midwest Nutritional Services, Inc.
  • New England Nutritional Services, Inc.
  • Nutritional Services, Inc.
  • Standard Process Nutrition Northeast, Inc.
  • Standard Process Nutrition of Minnesota, Inc.
  • Standard Process Nutrition of Southeast Michigan
  • Standard Process NW, Inc.
  • Standard Process of Central Florida, Inc.
  • SP: Standard Process of Central Texas, Inc.
  • Standard Process of Kansas-Western Missouri, Inc.
  • Standard Process of North Carolina, Inc.
  • Standard Process of North Texas, Inc.
  • Standard Process of Pennsylvania, Inc.
  • Standard Process of North Florida, Inc.
  • Standard Process of NY City, Inc.
  • Standard Process of Ohio, Inc.
  • Standard Process of South Florida
  • Standard Process Southeast, Inc.
  • Standard Process of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Standard Process Resources, Inc.
  • Standard Process South Inc.
  • Standard Process Southwest Nutrition, Inc.
  • Therapeutic Nutritional Services, Inc.
  • WYNYS Inc.

It is because of our valuable contributors, including Standard Process, that the F4CP can continue to fulfill its important mission, and we are extremely grateful for the ongoing support.

The F4CP encourages individuals, doctors and associations to support organizations that support the profession. To view a list of current F4CP vendor supporters, visit: www.f4cp.com/contributors/.

 
Doctor Spotlight of the Month – Dr. Mike Flynn

MKThis month, the F4CP spotlights Dr. Mike Flynn for his unwavering support and dedication to the F4CP and chiropractic profession.

Since 2005, Dr. Flynn has been contributing $50 per month to the F4CP. To date, Dr. Flynn has donated more than $7,200 to the F4CP, which has greatly influenced the organization's ability to generate promotional materials -- including press releases, advertisements, print advertorials, television/radio public service announcements and sponsored research -- and further inform the public about the benefits of chiropractic care. His wife, Darlene is also a $25 a month contributor.

In addition to running a practice in Houma, LA, Dr. Flynn serves as an active F4CP Executive Committee and Board Member.

"The actions of the F4CP benefit patients nationwide who are putting chiropractic in their health care conversations. Chiropractic has come a long way and still has a ways to go. I firmly believe that by the end of this decade the doctor of chiropractic will be regarded as among the most respected in the healing arts. We live in an over medicated society that is under nourished, highly stressed, out of shape and in desperate need of an adjustment." – Dr. Flynn

 
F4CP Celebrates National Chiropractic Health Month

This month, the F4CP celebrates National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM), an annual nationwide awareness campaign initiated by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) that aims to educate the public about the role of chiropractic in health care. The F4CP will support the month-long campaign through the distribution of educational material, such as press releases, print advertorials, public service announcements and advertisements.

Each year, NCHM embraces a new theme to highlight the benefits associated with and conditions aided by chiropractic care. This year's theme, #PainFreeNation, calls attention to the public health crisis caused by pain, and in particular the overuse of prescription painkillers.

In honor of NCHM, the F4CP would like to share several of its own resources emphasizing the valuable, SAFE and effective role of chiropractic care for pain relief:

For additional resources on the benefits of chiropractic care as a primary approach to pain management, please visit www.f4cp.com.

 
Athletic TIPS™ Campaign is Rolling

Following the launch of Athletic TIPS™, Dr. Mark Mandell, executive director, Parker Professional Services, invited Dr. Sherry McAllister to join his podcast and discuss the organization with his listeners.

During the show, "Hard Hitting Athletic TIPS™ with Dr. Sherry McAllister," Dr. McAllister informed listeners of the mission of Athletic TIPS™, www.tips4sports.org, and the rollout of its FREE Athletic TIPS™ Community Workshops nationwide, which serve to educate amateur athletes, their parents, coaches and educators on four key areas:

  • Concussion recognition and prevention
  • Nutrition in sports management
  • Recognizing, managing and preventing musculoskeletal injuries
  • Preventing dehydration and heat-related conditions

To further promote the program, Athletic TIPS™ has implanted a strategic media campaign, which includes the distribution of several press releases, advertisements and advertorials, as well as focused campaigns on social media.

To read Athletic TIPS’™ first national press release, which has been viewed 3,377 times, click here.

View Athletic TIPS™ first national advertorial below:

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In addition, two Athletic TIPS™ national ads have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, and an additional two ads will run in The Wall Street Journal by the close of 2015 – stay tuned! See a brand-new ad below.

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Florence Fund

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of F4CP Representative Laura Carabello's beloved mother, Florence, on September 22nd, 2015 at the age of 94.

In lieu of flowers, the Carabellos have asked that anyone interested in honoring Florence please direct donations to the F4CP. Tributes have been received from the following:

  • Kris Dowell
  • Lisa Love-Smith
  • Angela Psaros
  • Wes Hoffrichter
  • Foot Levelers
  • Dr. Carol Ann Malizia
  • Dr. Sherry McAllister
  • Dr. Mike Flynn
  • Gary Cuneo

On behalf of the Carabellos, we’d like to extend our sincerest gratitude for the very generous donations, which will certainly help to drive our mission of positive press for chiropractic.

Please visit the F4CP's In Memory Of page for a listing of others who have passed and had contributions made to honor them and support continued progress of the profession.

 
 

F4CP
BOARD
MEMBERS


Kent S. Greenawalt
Chairman

Don Petersen
Gerard Clum DC
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, PhD
Brian McAulay DC, PhD
Kray Kibler
Robert Moberg


STAFF
Dr. Sherry McAllister
Megan Kivlehan
Megan 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!! OVER ONE HUNDRED BILLION POSITIVE MESSAGES ON CHIROPRACTIC DISTRIBUTED AND TRACKED OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS!