Voice Care for Politicians I was contacted in December by Connie Lynch, Director of State Policy Division in the ASHA National Office. Connie had seen a brochure produced by a national association of occupational therapists, aimed at politicians and elected officials. The brochure advised these individuals to protect hand mobility and grip strength ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 1997
Voice Care for Politicians
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Article   |   March 01, 1997
Voice Care for Politicians
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 1997, Vol. 7, 7-8. doi:10.1044/vvd7.1.7
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 1997, Vol. 7, 7-8. doi:10.1044/vvd7.1.7
I was contacted in December by Connie Lynch, Director of State Policy Division in the ASHA National Office. Connie had seen a brochure produced by a national association of occupational therapists, aimed at politicians and elected officials. The brochure advised these individuals to protect hand mobility and grip strength from damage threatened by frequent handshaking, and followed with a brief marketing announcement for their organization. Connie was attracted to the useful and well-targeted approach of that brochure, and noted that ASHA had a similar opportunity to market our area of expertise, by advising politicians on strategies for protecting voice from overuse and abuse associated with public speaking demands. She secured end-of-year budgetary funding from ASHA and worked in collaboration with Dan Boone to develop a brochure to be used with local, state, and national elected officials and other politicians. The product, entitled “Conserve Your Voice: You Speak for America,” is enclosed with this newsletter. The written copy of this brochure was reviewed and edited by the Division 3 Steering Committee, but due to printing and budgetary deadlines, it could not be sent for peer review by all Division 3 affiliates. Take time to examine the brochure design and content, and offer any suggestions for future marketing materials to our Steering Committee or to Connie Lynch at ASHA. If you would like additional copies of the brochure for your own marketing or distribution purposes, please request these from Connie Lynch at ASHA.
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