A packet of support materials will be sent to your office at no charge in March, including:
- Patient Education Brochures covering risk factors, signs, and symptoms.
- Activist Buttons for the staff.
- Official oral cancer awareness wristbands for the staff.
- An Oral Cancer Facts Sheet to display in your office.
- An HPV & Oral Cancer Fact Sheet to display in your office.
Please allow a two-week window for supplies to be sent out from OCF, thank you!
Forms Available for Download
- Press release
- Screening release form
- Referral Forms
- Ideas/Suggestions on ways to market your event
- Poster for promotional use
Please note that each form provided above is to be customized by your staff with information from your office. We want to stress the importance of promoting your free screening event in order to get the public to attend. While OCF will be issuing a national press release driving the public to our events calendar, it is still essential to market your office within your community. We have provided ideas and suggestions for ways to endorse your free screening event. Please plan ahead, and take the time to take advantage of these suggestions.
We thank you for your participation! The OCF Team
Become an OCF Member
Let your patients and community know you are a concerned and involved dental practice by displaying your OCF membership plaque in your office. We will also provide you with more patient education brochures, and a lapel jacket button.
One of our missions and that of the dental and medical community is to raise people’s awareness of a disease that is taking a life every hour of the day in the US. We encourage medical and dental offices as well as treatment facilities and hospitals to routinely have days in which the public may come to their office or facility and receive a simple visual and tactile screening at no charge. So while it is important that the national awareness month (April) has hundreds of offices and doctors opening their doors to the public, the disease does not go away in other months. Please consider having routine public screening days throughout the year as your practice and facilities schedule will allow. The foundation’s calendar system will accept your screening events all year long, our staff will help you understand how to properly promote your event, and we will provide you with the necessary forms, posters, and educational handouts that you need to have a successful event. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call the foundation and discuss with our staff your needs and ideas to be engaged in this important effort.
As a private individual, company, or member of the medical-dental profession, do you have a blog, a website, or another vehicle in which you can reach out to others? The viral spread of the oral cancer message, and a need for national attention to a disease that is growing in incidence every year, and which many knowledgeable treatment professionals are using the word epidemic to describe, can cascade public awareness into positive change.
Put a link on your site to the Oral Cancer Foundation to raise awareness of the diseases. Grassroots viral spread of the idea is an inexpensive means of achieving our goals of reducing deaths from oral cancers through early discovery. A couple of simple facts such as; 132 new people in the US EVERY DAY will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer, and that one person EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY, 24/7/365 will die from it will help people understand that it is not rare, and screening for it is as important as their cervical, prostate, breast and other exams cancer exams that are now so common to us all. With the billions of websites, and social networking entities like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc. out there, will you help make this message go viral?
Help us spread the word about oral, head & neck cancer awareness month by posting this banner on your blog or website. Just copy the code below the banner and paste it into your desired page. If you use Twitter please press the button.
Help promote Oral Cancer Awareness Week on your own web site
Copy the code in the window below and paste it on your web site, blog etc. to help spread the word about this national effort.
Spread the word about the Oral Cancer Foundation
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Learn more about what a proper oral cancer screening is like from a layperson’s perspective.
OCF’s Partners for the Oral Cancer Awareness Month
In 2021, LED the manufacturer of the VELscope Screening Device are the foundation’s Platinum Partner Sponsor. LED’s generous financial grant has underwritten the costs of all the supplies used in this year’s campaign. We are indebted to this firm for its generosity.
All of OCF’s partners have worked hard to contact their members and customers to make this year’s screen month a success. If your organization wishes to become an official partner of the foundation and the oral cancer awareness, please contact the foundation’s director, Brian Hill, at 949-723-4400 (Pacific time zone)