Bay of Plenty rheumatic fever awareness campaign
Multi-media awareness campaigns ran between March to June in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. Activities included:
Press releases, advertorials and commissioned articles in newspapers
Radio adverts on a variety of local radio stations
Newsletters and pamphlets distributed to schools
A rheumatic fever website was created
Rheumatic fever presentations for local GPs at CME sessions
Resources in English and Te reo Maori were developed and distributed
Click here to view some of the resources developed.
Click here for an evaluation of the 2010 awareness campaign.
The following articles, radio adverts and resources were used in the awareness campaigns:
Lakes rheumatic fever awareness campaign
A community awareness campaign for rheumatic fever ran for three months from September to December 2009.
Posters and pamphlets were developed in te reo Maori and English.
A Whānau Ora Coordinator was employed through Korowai Aroha for three months and coordinated a forum to bring people with rheumatic fever together with clinicians, to learn more about their illness.
The coordinator also completed an evaluation of the administration of secondary prophylaxis and as a result District Nurses changed some of their practices to meet clients’ needs and wishes.
A contract was secured by RAPHS to develop a region-wide rheumatic fever register.
Resources available to download
Click here to download a pdf of the Lakes rheumatic fever brochure - English
Click here to download a pdf of the Lakes rheumatic fever brochure - Te Reo Maori
Click here to download a pdf of the Lakes rheumatic fever posters
Click here for Lakes rheumatic fever awareness campaign evaluation report
Click here Epidemiology of Rheumatic Fever in Lakes DHB 1998-2007 - Dr George Gray