Posted by: Katie Heinzen
Date: August 22, 2016 2:42 PM
Would you count this event under A1-Community Health Education?
It’s that time of year again! Friday, September 9, 2016, Phillips County Health Systems is teaming up with USD 325 and Phillips County EMS to raise awareness among our community about stroke. It will take place that evening at the Phillipsburg High School Panther football game.
We will distribute FAST stroke recognition cards, candy bars, glow in the dark necklaces and footballs, glow in the dark cups, and antibacterial spray. These items will be handed out prior to the game and public service announcements about how to spot a stroke will be played throughout the event. Between quarters, items will be handed out as well.
If nothing else I will count it as volunteer hours.
Response: Peter Morgan, Adventist Medical Center-Portland
Date: August 30, 2016 10:54 AM
The candy bars, glow in the dark necklaces and footballs, glow in the dark cups, and antibacterial spray gives this more of a marketing event feel. Yet, it does have a community health education component to it as well. As a rule, we an event feels to me like 50% or better marketing I do not count the event at all. If the educational component is greater than 50%, I count the expense attributable to education only. It is a matter of what you feel you can justify to an IRS auditor.
Peter Morgan, MBA
Community & Government Affairs Coordinator
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