Outreach

here are some resources to help your outreach

HELPFUL OUTREACH DOCUMENTS

These documents are helpful to attach to any email that you send out. 


This is an email you can send to a potential faculty advisor to get them involved. 

Dear ***,

My name is [INSERT NAME] and I am an [INSERT ROLE] at [INSERT INSTITUION]. I am the chapter president of an organization called SAFE: Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic. I’ve read a bit about your professional interests and experience, and thought you might be interested in getting involved in our organization.

SAFE is made of U.S. physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals dedicated to eliminating the American firearm violence epidemic through research, education, and evidence based policy. Our goals are to implement a standardized medical curriculum about firearm safety in medical schools and residency programs, raise funding for firearms research to improve our knowledge about how to best combat this issue, and support evidence-based policy changes.

We are organizing an event on September 17th, 2018 where healthcare providers can unify their voices to demand that firearm violence be treated as the public health problem it is. We are hoping that medical schools, hospitals and providers all across the country will show their support by wearing custom scrub tops that will be supplied for free to any interested medical student, signing our online petition and, if free from clinical responsibilities, attending local educational activities.

We believe that having a unified voice for healthcare providers can elevate this devastating issue out of politics into the realm of public health. We are an entirely apolitical organization, and exclusively support policy that has supporting rigorous scientific research. We currently have 30+ and counting medical schools participating (https://www.standsafe.org/chapters/), and hope to get even more schools and medical centers involved over the next few weeks.

I am attaching a one page document that summarizes who we are, our mission, our goals, and some other important information about the organization. You can also find more information on our website at www.standsafe.org. I was hoping you might consider becoming the faculty mentor of SAFE at [INSTITUTION]? This would be fairly low time commitment, and would primarily involve spreading the word about the Sept 17th event, encouraging participation, and helping to put together our educational event. If you have any time, I would love to meet in person or speak on the phone to discuss further.

Thank you so much for considering!

Best,

[INSERT NAME]

SAMPLE OUTREACH TO FACULTY ADVISOR


SAMPLE OUTREACH EMAIL TO  YOUR PEERS with scrub orders 

The following is an example of an email you can send to your class and other students to introduce SAFE and get them involved in the September 17th events: 

TLDR: Interested in joining a group of healthcare professionals dedicated to eliminating the American firearm epidemic?

Fill out this form: [INSERT GOOGLE FORM LINK]

Hi everyone!

I am the chapter president of SAFE: Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic at [INSERT INSTITUTION]. SAFE is an organization made of U.S. physicians, nurses, students, and healthcare professionals dedicated to eliminating the American firearm violence epidemic through research, education, and evidence-based policy. Check out standsafe.org for more information). We are recruiting healthcare professionals to take part in our September 17th STAND SAFE event.

On September 17, 2018, there will be a nationwide movement where medical providers will Stand SAFE at medical schools across the country to raise awareness of firearm violence as a public health problem and call for action to end this devastating epidemic. We are one of the 30+ schools that are participating, and I would love to see as many students as possible representing [INSERT INSTITUTION] as possible. 

At [INSTITUTION] on September 17th 2018, we will be holding an educational event about firearms as a public health issue on campus and congregating outside at [INSERT CENTRAL LOCATION] at [INSERT CONVENIENT TIME] for a few minutes to take a group photo and show our institution's support publicly while wearing matching custom SAFE scrub tops. These are free for students, so if you are interested in participating and receiving a scrub top please fill out this google form with your size [INSERT GOOGLE FORM AGAIN]! For non-student providers, scrubs are given to those who donate a minimum of $10 toward the cause. . 

If you are interested in getting more involved before the Sept. 17th event, email me and info@standsafe.org; we would love some extra hands. 

I look forward to seeing you on Sept. 17th!

[SIGN EMAIL]


TLDR: Interested in joining a group of healthcare professionals dedicated to eliminating the American firearm epidemic?

Dear [GROUP OF FACULTY/ PROFESSIONALS],

I am the [INSERT INSTITUTION] Chapter president for SAFE: Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic. SAFE is an organization made of U.S. physicians, nurses, students, and healthcare professionals dedicated to eliminating the American firearm violence epidemic through research, education, and evidence-based policy. You can find more information at standsafe.org. We are recruiting healthcare professionals to take part in our September 17th STAND SAFE event.

On September 17th 2018, there will be a nationwide movement where medical providers will Stand SAFE at medical schools across the country to raise awareness of firearm violence as a public health problem and call for action to end this devastating epidemic. We are one of the 30+ schools that are participating, and it would be really impactful to see as many physicians and healthcare providers as possible representing [INSERT INSTITUTION] as possible. You can see all the ways to participate in the attached form. 

We will be distributing scrubs with the "SAFE" logo in institutions across the country to represent SAFE for the September 17th event. If you are interested in a scrub top, we ask that you make a donation of at least $10 towards gun violence research. You can donate on our website here.

We will also be organizing an educational event for everyone to attend, either on or around September 17th. If you are interested in attending or even participating in the event, please contact the chapter president at your institution.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at info@standsafe.org! We hope to have as much participation as possible.

Thanks so much for your consideration!

[INSERT NAME]

SAMPLE OUTREACH TO FACULTY


SAMPLE FACEBOOK POST 

You can post this on Facebook a bit closer to the event to advertise the Sept. 17th event: 

Please check out this organization that I’ve recently gotten involved with. We are an organization made of U.S. physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, and students dedicated to eliminating the American firearm violence epidemic through research, education, and evidence based policy.

On September 17th, we’ll be having our first annual STAND SAFE event. Anyone interested in wearing a SAFE scrub top on that day, or donating to the organization to support firearms violence research, check out our event page https://www.standsafe.org/scrubstand/!  

Twitter: @safestand

Instagram: @stand.safe


Here are some images you can post to your Instagram and Facebook, along with our Twitter: @safestand, to advertise the event to other healthcare providers

INSTAGRAM POSTS