Presentation on theme: "How Do We Learn About Diseases? Katie Bratland May 15, 2007."— Presentation transcript:
How Do We Learn About Diseases? Katie Bratland May 15, 2007
What is Celiac Disease? Intolerance to gluten (wheat, barley, rye) Inherited autoimmune disease 1 in 133 Americans has it
Symptoms Weight Loss Distended belly (children) Diarrhea Fatigue Nausea/Vomiting Tingling/numbness in legs Reproductive issues
97% don’t know they have it!
Complications of Untreated Celiac Disease Anemia Osteoporosis Infertility Other autoimmune diseases Cancer
What is the problem? How do we increase awareness of celiac disease?
Are there communication methods that have proven successful in creating awareness for diseases? Research Question
Others Have Done It
Central logo or image Celebrity or prominent figure Visibility in entertainment programming Events Corporate partnerships Partnering with high profile organizations Internet Methods Used by Successful Campaigns
Are these methods effective?
Survey Methodology 30 people contacted 22 people agreed to send link to 6 of their contacts Approximately 130 s with survey link sent out
Results Demographics 66% age 58% female 86% college degree or higher 64% make over $100K 50% live in Twin Cities Metro area
Have you gained awareness of a disease from a fundraising event? Yes 54% No46%
Have you gained awareness of a disease from a promotional program? Yes 66% No34%
How likely are you to remember a health related cause you heard a celebrity talk about? Very/Somewhat likely 58% Not likely/Very unlikely28% Unsure14%
Have you gained awareness of a disease from an entertainment TV show? Yes63% No24% Unsure13%
Other than your doctor, what source would you go to for information about a disease? Health related websites70% Disease related non-profits19% Other 8% Support Groups 3%
Are there other effective methods?
How do you hear about diseases?
Methods Used by Successful Campaigns Central logo or image Celebrity or prominent figure Visibility in entertainment programming Events Corporate partnerships Partnering with high profile organizations Internet Same slide as shown earlier.
Which of these methods are most effective? 1. Internet 2. Corporate Partnerships (Promotions) 3. Central logo or image 4. Celebrity or prominent figure 5. Visibility in entertainment programming 6. Events
Other Effective Methods News sources TV news Newspaper Internet News Word of mouth
Are there communication methods that have proven successful in creating awareness for diseases? YES, but…
Recommendations Use successful campaigns methods Internet Corporate partnerships Logo Celebrity Entertainment programming Events Add other effective methods……. News sources Word of mouth