Week 1: Identify Partners
Alliance and county medical society members should partner up and pick a local clinic to work with. It is important to choose a clinic in a location with an underserved demographic. All communication with partners should be completed prior to books being selected and purchased.
Week 2: Order Books
A list of options will be provided by TMAA staff. Books range between $3.50-3.80 each and take about 2 weeks to arrive. Plan to have them in hand 1-2 weeks prior to your launch. While waiting for their arrival, work with the clinic to organize a date and time for the BookShare donation presentation. Ask the clinic to coordinate press and media, and ask that a physician or a few physicians be available for the donation presentation.
Week 3: Prepare for Launch
Pick a date to host a Texas BookShare launch. Plan at least a month out to ensure everyone you want to join is invited. At this 1-2 hour event, ask members and volunteers to sign each book with words of encouragement, fold flyers and insert them into each book, and put a sticker on the inside front cover.
Select volunteers and members from each organization attend the BookShare presentation at a local clinic. Find a member who is able to easily talk with patients and family, and if there are patients in the waiting room, ask parents if you can present a free book to their child and if we can take photos [make sure to get a signature release from parents]. Some hospitals or clinics will organize this part. This will allow members to see the first book prescribed at their clinic.
1 Month Post-Event
TMAA staff will follow up with survey
to clinic and physicians.