Presentation on theme: "C OMMUNITY O NCOLOGY A LLIANCE 04/04/13 SPECIAL CAN Call Sequestration and Cancer Care."— Presentation transcript:
C OMMUNITY O NCOLOGY A LLIANCE 04/04/13 SPECIAL CAN Call Sequestration and Cancer Care
Community Oncology Alliance2 Reminders: The audio portion of the call will be recorded. Playback instructions will be sent later. Callers will be muted once the call begins. Toggle between mute and unmute with *6. Please do not place our call on “hold” while unmuted.
Community Oncology Alliance4 Fight Sequestration SEQUESTRATION CANCER CARE CUT RESOURCE CENTER http://www.communityoncology.org/site/sequestration- resource-center.htm
C OMMUNITY O NCOLOGY A LLIANCE INFORM/EDUCATE YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ON THE PROBLEM Ted Okon, COA Jeff Mortier, Ryan, MacKinnon, Vasapoli and Berzok, LLP
C OMMUNITY O NCOLOGY A LLIANCE SIGN AND SHARE THE STOP SEQUESTER CUT PETITION Josh Lynsen, Chase Communications
Community Oncology Alliance7 TO SIGN THE PETITION Go to http://wh.gov/HDEmhttp://wh.gov/HDEm Click on the "Set Up Account" button to enter your name and email address to verify you are a real, unique person Wait a few minutes to get an email from the White House with a link to the petition (May need to look in spam or junk folder.) Click on the link in the email to sign.
Community Oncology Alliance8 JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE AND INVITE FRIENDS Login to Facebook Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1661958135 35404/ Click the "Join" button Click the "Invite Friends" button Check each friend you wish to invite to sign the petition Click the "Save" button
Community Oncology Alliance9 SHARE THE FACEBOOK PETITION LINK Login to Facebook Go to https://www.facebook.com/CommunityOncologyAllia nce/posts/282793745186339 Click the "Share" option Choose to share "On your own timeline" Write some introductory text, such as "Take action NOW …sign this White House petition…share link!" Click the "Share Link" button
Community Oncology Alliance10 RETWEET THE PETITION LINK ON TWITTER Login to Twitter Go to https://twitter.com/oncologyCOA/status/317379333 591281664 Click the "Retweet" option Confirm by clicking the "Retweet" button
Community Oncology Alliance11 CONTACT INFO FOR HELP Josh Lynsen Chase Communications firstname.lastname@example.org
C OMMUNITY O NCOLOGY A LLIANCE WRITE AN ARTICLE OR OPINION EDITORIAL Anita Weissman, Chase Communications
Community Oncology Alliance13 OPED, LETTER TO THE EDITOR (LTE) OR A STORY LTE’s are usually in response to an article that has recently run in the paper OpEd are opinions on current issues A patient that wants to speak out on the impact of sequestration on him/her and an MD is a story – contact Chase Communications
Community Oncology Alliance14 SELECT AN OPED Select an OpEd from among the four provided by COA OpEds are usually limited to 200-300 words Get one or more physicians from the practice to sign the OpEd One OpEd signed by 10 MD’s is better than 10 OpEds signed by one MD
Community Oncology Alliance15 WHERE TO SUBMIT Submit to your metro daily paper or local community paper Submit to the papers that serve the communities where you and your patients live Do not submit to national papers like the New York Times or Washington Post
Community Oncology Alliance16 OBTAIN SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS Can usually be found on the Letters to the Editor page Call Chase with your city and state so we can research the submission guidelines, length, etc.
Community Oncology Alliance17 SAMPLE – CHICAGO TRIBUNE The preferred submission method is to e-mail letters to email@example.com. You may mail letters to: Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60611. You may fax letters to: 312-222-2598. Letters should be timely and should be addressed to the editor Letters must be signed, must contain contact information including letter writer's city and state, and must be fewer than 400 words No more than four signatures per letter We edit and/or trim letters as little as possible, but we reserve the right to do so
Community Oncology Alliance18 THE SUBMISSION Address email as instructed Paste OpEd into the body of the email; do not send as an attachment Add name, contact info, etc. as instructed Email from the practice email not from a personal email
Community Oncology Alliance19 CONTACT INFO FOR HELP Anita Weissman Chase Communications firstname.lastname@example.org
C OMMUNITY O NCOLOGY A LLIANCE FOR PATIENTS/ CAREGIVERS / SURVIVORS AND STAFF Ted Okon, COA
Community Oncology Alliance21 Call the Offices of Senators and Representatives Click here to download a letter in Word that you can customize and send to patients and others informing them of the issue. Click here for talking points for them that you can customize with the contact information of their Senators and Representatives. You can send these to patients and/or hand out in your practice. Clinics are already doing both.here
Community Oncology Alliance22 Sign and Share the Stop Sequester Cut Petition Click here to download cards that you can hand out to patients and other to ask them to sign the petition at http://wh.gov/HDEm. This Word document is formatted to print on Avery cards or simply on any paper. Also, email all with the link to sign the petition. herehttp://wh.gov/HDEm
Community Oncology Alliance24 OTHER RESOURCES National Patient Advocacy Foundation (NPAF) Stop Cancer Care Cuts Site Community Letters to the Senate and House - Add name, contact info, etc. as instructed Oncology Survey on Sequestration Impact