August 2000 AAOS Report

Public and Media Relations offers free services to members

The Public and Media Relations Department offers several resources to members free of charge to assist with community outreach and local public and media relations. A media training manual contains tips and techniques for talking to the media as well as for getting involved in the community. The manual offers ideas for implementing a public relations campaign. The department provides public service announcements available as posters, postcards, or on CD to create personalized ads. AAOS has combined all of its injury prevention materials under one umbrella, "Prevent Injuries America!" Members can order the kit with fact sheets and manual. They can also download the PowerPoint slide presentation and script from A crisis communications plan and state society crisis communications plan are also available at Order all materials on-line in the Public and Media Relations section of AAOS website or contact Pat Julitz at (847) 384-4036, or e-mail

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