Archive for November, 2009
Brooklyn recently kicked off the eighth year of its annual “Take Your Man to The Doctor” health care campaign. Brooklynites were urged to get the men in their life, a third of whom don’t have a personal physician, to make an appointment for an annual check-up.
While the campaign didn’t target women explicitly, it did tap into two truths: One, men generally hate going to the doctor. Two, when it comes to health matters, women are usually the ones driving the train forward, whether it’s for themselves or their loved ones.
In fact, women make more than 80 percent of all health-related decisions. That goes for what kind of cold medicine to buy to determining whether a doctor’s visit in is order. What this means for health-related nonprofit organizations, foundations and social marketing campaigns is the subject of Fenton’s forthcoming guide: “She Decides: The Secret to Effective Health Campaigns.”…