Foundation for Chiropractic Progress POSITIVE PRESS CAMPIGN

In 2016, the F4CP created and distributed billions of positive messages about chiropractic care via press releases, advertorials, public service announcements, nationwide ads, infographics and social media. In the past three years, this number has topped 100 billion, and with continued support these numbers will continue to grow.

January 2017
Update: F4CP Opioid Abuse Campaign

In late 2016, the F4CP introduced the continuation of the chiropractic profession’s latest campaign ‘Save Lives. Stop Opioid Abuse. Choose Chiropractic.’ #StopOpioidAbuse

The F4CP is asking 5,000 doctors of chiropractic to contribute $200 each to support the campaign efforts. Those that want to contribute more can add others' names – children, assistant(s), significant others and in honor of deceased family members – for an additional contribution. All donations made will go directly to the campaign.


The campaign features ‘Opioid Toolkit 1.0,’ which includes several resources that emphasize the dangers associated with the misuse and abuse of prescription opioid painkillers and the benefits of chiropractic care.

The F4CP is planning to expand the Opioid Toolkit to include:

  • Opioids 2.0 White Paper
  • Press Releases
  • Website Banners
  • E-Blasts
  • Social Media Postings: Boosted / Sponsored Content
  • Custom Hashtag: #StopOpioidAbuse
  • Print Advertisements
  • Informational Flyers
  • Videos
  • Advertorials
  • Social Syndications
  • Newsletter Advertisements
  • TV and Radio Public Service Announcements
  • Spokespersons
  • Times Square Advertisements

As additional donations are received throughout 2017, new resources will be developed and added to the ‘Opioid Toolkit 2.0’ to better serve your community.

Many health care organizations outside of chiropractic, including the American Physical Therapy Association, American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, National Athletic Trainers' Association and more –– are jumping on the ‘stop opioid abuse bandwagon’ at various degrees.

The American Physical Therapy Association implemented a ‘ChoosePT’ campaign, advocating for physical therapy prior to the utilization of prescription opioids. They have gone as far as placing costly paid advertisements on billboards in Times Square.

The chiropractic profession has always offered a safer option to the dangerous and adverse effects of drugs - to include the opioid epidemic sweeping our nation.

While other professions are jumping on the opioid abuse bandwagon, the issue of CHIROPRACTIC FIRST has long been a chiropractic cornerstone of care.

Help us continue to take the lead in educating the public on the important role chiropractic has always played as the best option for pain relief and improved health and wellness.

To donate, click here.

F4CP to Host Press Briefing

On March 14, 2017, the F4CP will host a Press Briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to launch its campaign: Save Lives. Stop Opioid Abuse. Choose Chiropractic.

During the event, the F4CP will:

Texas Chiropractic Association Enrolls in Group Membership

The F4CP is thrilled to welcome Texas Chiropractic Association to Group Membership.

F4CP Group Members are included within a premier class of support that provides qualified stakeholders with the F4CP’s benefits, including the use of marketing material, a listing in the nationwide directory, access to practice-building webinars and tool kits, and much more.

Each month, the F4CP creates and distributes a multitude of positive press resources for Group Members to utilize, including: press releases, advertorials, public service announcements, nationwide ads, infographics and social media content.

In fact, in the past three years alone billions of positive media impressions have been tracked.

Texas Chiropractic Association joins the following F4CP Group Members:

  • Alaska Chiropractic Society
  • Arkansas Chiropractic Association
  • California Chiropractic Association
  • ChiroHealth USA
  • ChiroTouch
  • Florida Chiropractic Association
  • Foot Levelers
  • Iowa Chiropractic Society
  • Chiropractic Association of Louisiana
  • Maryland Chiropractic Association
  • Michigan Association of Chiropractors
  • Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association
  • New York State Chiropractic Association
  • North Dakota Chiropractic Association
  • Oregon Chiropractic Association
  • Palmer President Club
  • Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island
  • South Dakota Chiropractors Association
  • Tennessee Chiropractic Association
  • Wyoming Chiropractic Association
For more information, read the full press release here.
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Dr. Sherry McAllister to Host ChiroHealthUSA Webinar

On January 24th, 2017 at 2:15pm EST, Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president, F4CP, will host a ChiroHealthUSA webinar entitled: “Chiropractic:  A Safer Strategy than Opioids,” which will offer greater understanding about the scope of the opioid situation, the elements that have contributed to it and the research showing the efficacy of chiropractic care.

Click here to register TODAY.

Athletic TIPS™ Ad Appears in Major Running Magazine

In 2017, Athletic TIPS™ will be placing a brand-new ad in Women’s Running. The ad will first appear in the January/February issue of the magazine, and will continue to run during March and April, as well.

Please find the ad below:

Additionally, Athletic TIPS™ will be hosting an all-new webinar series in 2017 which will focus on running and how to prevent, manage and treat its associated conditions.

For special running tips, please visit:

Stay tuned for additional details!

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Learning the Ropes of Social Media? You’re Not Alone!

Social Media ACCELERATOR™ Recipients: In order to spread positive press for chiropractic on your own social media channels, we created a step-by-step guide on how to share social media posts from the ACCELERATOR™ email to your practice Facebook page below.

  • Open Social Media ACCELERATOR™ email.*
  • Click the blue circle Facebook icon with the white ‘f’ in the center to share to your Facebook page.
  • When the new screen opens up and the graphic appears, otherwise known as the social media post, hit the blue Facebook “Share” button in the bottom right corner.
  • When the new box appears, you can add your own text to the social media post above the image where it says “Say something about this…"
  • Click the "Post to Facebook” blue box in the bottom right corner of the screen when you are ready to share the post onto your Facebook page.
  • You did it! The post has been shared onto your Facebook page.

*TIP: Log-in to Facebook before sharing from the email. It will eliminate a step or two!

LEARN MORE: Research Activities of World Spine Care

Founded in 2008 by Scott Haldeman MD, PhD, DC, World Spine Care (WSC) is a multinational not-for-profit, charitable organization designed to fill the gap in the evidence-based treatment of musculoskeletal and spinal conditions found in underserviced areas around the world.

Last month, the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery published an article entitled: ‘Global Forum: Spine Research and Training in Underserved, Low and Middle-Income, Culturally Unique Communities: The World Spine Care Charity Research Program’s Challenges and Facilitators.’

The recent article details four projects that were managed by the WSC research committee, along with the challenges and specific facilitators that enabled successful completion of these initiatives.

The projects involved setting up spine surgery expertise and data collection in the WSC clinics and surrounding communities. Each project successfully met their aims by:

  • Overcoming language and resource challenges
  • Adapting to local customs
  • Taking time to build mutual respect
  • Nurturing relationships with local investigators and stakeholders

For additional information, read the article here.

Thank You to All Recent Contributors

The F4CP would like to thank all of its 2016 corporate sponsors who have submitted annual donations:

  • Activator Methods
  • Alaska Chiropractic Society
  • American Chiropractor
  • Arkansas Chiropractic Physicians Association
  • Association of New Jersey Chiropractors
  • Biotics Research Corporation
  • Breakthrough Coaching
  • Brown County Chiropractic Society
  • California Chiropractic Association
  • Chiro Secure
  • ChiroHealthUSA
  • Chiropractic Association of Louisiana
  • Chiropractic Economics
  • Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island
  • ChiroTouch
  • Cleveland College of Chiropractic
  • Dead Chiropractic Society
  • Dee Cee Laboratories
  • Dynamic Chiropractic
  • Florida Chiropractic Association
  • Foot Levelers, Inc.
  • Georgia Chiropractic Association
  • Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians
  • Illinois Chiropractic Society
  • Indiana State Chiropractic Association
  • International Chiropractors Association
  • Iowa Chiropractic Society
  • Kinesio Tex Tape
  • Life University
  • Life West College of Chiropractic
  • Logan College of Chiropractic
  • Maryland Chiropractic Association
  • Massachusetts Chiropractic Society
  • Mercer County Chiropractic Society
  • Michigan Association of Chiropractors
  • Michigan Chiropractic Foundation
  • Minnesota Chiropractic Association, Inc.
  • Mississippi Chiropractic Association
  • Missouri State Chiropractors Association
  • NCMIC Group, Inc.
  • Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association
  • Nevada Chiropractic Association
  • New Mexico Chiropractic Association
  • New York Chiropractic College
  • New York Chiropractic Council
  • New York State Chiropractic Association
  • North Dakota Chiropractic Association
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Oregon Chiropractic Association
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Parker University
  • Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association
  • Performance Health
  • ScripHessco
  • South Dakota Chiropractors Association
  • Southern California University of Health Sciences
  • SP: Mid-Atlantic SP Nutritional Resources, Inc.
  • SP: New England Nutritional Services, Inc.
  • SP: Standard Process Nutrition of Minnesota, Inc.
  • SP: Standard Process NW, Inc.
  • SP: Standard Process of Central Florida, Inc.
  • SP: Standard Process of Central Texas, Inc.
  • SP: Standard Process of Kansas-Western Missouri, Inc.
  • SP: Standard Process of North Carolina, Inc.
  • SP: Standard Process of North Texas, Inc.
  • SP: Standard Process of Ohio, Inc.
  • SP: Standard Process of Pennsylvania, Inc.
  • SP: Standard Process of South Carolina, Inc.
  • SP: Standard Process of South Florida
  • SP: Standard Process Southwest Nutrition, Inc.
  • SP: Therapeutic Nutritional Services, Inc.
  • Standard Process, Inc.
  • Tennessee Chiropractic Association
  • Virginia Chiropractic Association

Additionally, during the 2016 COCSA Convention, the F4CP received a total of 23 individual envelope donations – two of which contained $500 donations each.

The ongoing support shown by contributors, allows the F4CP to continue to expand its campaign and generate positive press for the chiropractic profession – and for that, we are extremely grateful!

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Doctor Spotlight of the Month: Dr. Troy Van Biezen

This month, the F4CP spotlights Dr. Troy Van Biezen for the continuous support he has shown to the F4CP and chiropractic profession.

In 2015, Dr. Van Biezen graciously connected the F4CP with Professional Golfers Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson to help raise further awareness about the benefits of chiropractic care - specifically in relation to the health and performance of athletes.

Additionally, Dr. Van Biezen participated in a public service announcement with 2015 British Open Winner Zach Johnson. To watch the PSA, click here.

The tremendous level of support shown by Dr. Van Biezen aids in the organization's ability to generate positive press resources -- including press releases, advertisements, print advertorials, television/radio public service announcements and sponsored research.

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Contributor Spotlight of the Month: Biotics Research Corporation

Much of the F4CP's success can be attributed to its contributors. This month, we recognize Biotics Research Corporation for its unprecedented success and dedication to the F4CP and chiropractic profession.

Biotics Research Corporation has been a leading manufacturer of specially designed nutritional products for over thirty years. Our mission remains constant: to be the benchmark of excellence in nutritional science, technology and service, providing the clinician with reliable, innovative products of superior quality as well as the highest level of customer service.

Not yet a customer of Biotics? The F4CP encourages you to visit its website and consider supporting those companies that support chiropractic:
Upcoming Events
  • 16th Annual Congress On-Site Employee Health Clinics Scottsdale, AZ
    Jan. 30-31, 2017 in Scottsdale, AZ
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  • Oregon Chiropractic Association Winter Convention  
    Feb. 3-5, 2017 in Portland, OR
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  • FCA NW Regional Convention & Expo
    Feb 9-12, 2017 in Panama City Beach, FL
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  • The Parker Experience
    February 23-25, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV
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  • California Jam: The Love Tour
    February 24-26, 2017 in Costa Mesa, CA
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  • ICA Symposium
    March 2-4, 2017 in Columbus, OH
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  • Palmer Homecoming, Florida
    March 3-5, 2017 in Port Orange, FL
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  • NYSCA 2017 Spring Convention
    March 10-12, 2017 in Uncasville, CT
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  • DC2017
    March 15-18, 2017 in Washington DC
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  • FCA NE Regional Convention & Expo
    March 30-April 2, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL
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  • ICS Annual Convention
    April 21-23, 2017 in Des Moines, IA
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  • MAC Convention
    April 27-30, 2017 in Kalamazoo, MI
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  • Palmer Homecoming, West Campus
    April 29 - May 1, 2017 in San Jose, CA
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  • FCLB Annual Conference
    May 3-7, 2017 in Orlando, FL
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  • CCA Convention
    June 1-4, 2017 in San Diego, CA
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  • Palmer Homecoming, Davenport
    August 10-12, 2017 in Davenport, IA
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  • CCA Sports & Rehab Symposium
    Aug. 18-20, 2017 in Anaheim, CA
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  • The National by FCA
    August 24-27, 2017 in Orlando, FL
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  • 2017 COCSA Convention
    November 1-5, 2017 – San Juan, Puerto Rico
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More than
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Join state and national groups, colleges, vendors, doctors and students nationwide as a monthly contributor to the F4CP.
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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
Kris Dowell
Ray Foxworth DC
Arlan Fuhr DC
Paul Timko
Sherry McAllister D.C., M.S(Ed)., CCSP
Alexis Lignos
Megan Kennedy
Marta Cerdan
Nicole Houston
The continued growth of the Foundation is dependent upon more doctors, vendors and students 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!

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