Media: Survey Material
The CFIDS Association of America recently
surveyed medical professionals and researchers to determine attitudes toward and
knowledge of CFIDS, as well as potential barriers to diagnosis and treatment.
Data from this survey has provided much-needed new and compelling information to
interest the media.
CPR team members and other persons with
CFIDS (PWCs) can use the media materials for the survey developed by The CFIDS
Association to help generate new media interest in their local area.
The kit includes:
Cover letter that can
be tailored for your local media. The letter explains the importance of the
survey results and provides contact information for The CFIDS Association of
Press release that provides an
overview of the survey project and its importance for the media.
Survey fact sheet that highlights
key findings and take-home messages.
You can cut and paste or print out all of
these materials and send them to reporters in your area. You might also consider
asking your family and friends for help--they may want to participate in your
efforts to raise awareness of CFIDS. Sending copies of the survey materials to
family and friends may also help them to better understand the illness.
If you feel comfortable doing so, you can
also give a copy of the kit materials to local medical professionals to help
emphasize the importance of CFIDS as a serious medical condition.
The CFIDS Association is happy to help
arrange local media interviews about the survey if you receive requests for
them. Contact Leah Moseley, Public
Relations Coordinator for The CFIDS Association of America, for more