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  • BUSINESS PRESENTATION - Slides 1-3: 5 minutes Slides Introductions and a brief overview of presentation. Make sure to customize the presentation with the name of your chapter.
  • Make sure to customize the presentation with the name of your chapter. Share a personal story from a local member of your SBA.
  • Make sure to customize the presentation with the name of your chapter.
  • Slides 4-5: 5 minutes Make sure to customize the presentation with the name of your chapter.
  • Make sure to customize the presentation with the name of your chapter. Your organization may be affected. In the case of latex allergies, something as simple as a balloon display can prohibit someone with a latex allergy from going into your building/store. A simple solution could be to switch regular balloons with those made of Mylar. Chapters can share additional alternatives and solutions after the presentation.
  • Slides 6-7: 5 minutes Make sure to customize the presentation with the name of your chapter.
  • Make sure to customize the presentation with the name of your chapter.
  • Slides 8-9: 5 minutes Make sure to customize the presentation with the name of your chapter.
  • Make sure to customize the presentation with the name of your chapter. Folic acid helps build healthy cells. During periods of rapid growth, such as pregnancy and fetal development, the body’s requirement for this vitamin increases. Since Spina Bifida occurs early in pregnancy, often before a woman knows she is pregnant, it is important to take folic acid every day.
  • Slides 10-12: 5 minutes Make sure to customize the presentation with the name of your chapter. Our mission is to promote the prevention of Spina Bifida and enhance the lives of all affected by Spina Bifida.
  • Make sure to customize the presentation with the name of your chapter, and to insert the information that corresponds to the two prompts inside the [brackets]. The third bullet is a transition point to next slide. For example, you could say, ““in addition, we have been involved in the local community, as you’ll see in next slide.”
  • Make sure to customize the presentation with the name of your chapter, and to insert the information that corresponds to the two prompts inside the [brackets].
  • Slides 13-15: 5 minutes Make sure to customize the presentation with the name of your chapter, and to insert the information that corresponds to the two prompts inside the [brackets]. The Chapter can provide bilingual (Spanish and English) materials about folic acid and Spina Bifida such as the “What is Spina Bifida?” brochure, fact sheets (Spotlight on Spina Bifida, Debunking the Myths, Folic Acid Facts), Folic Acid Quiz cards, Folic Acid posters, and a drop-in article about folic acid and Spina Bifida. The group could use include the fact sheets and/or drop-in article in an employee/HR newsletter or other regular publication; place the poster in women’s restrooms; and/or use the Folic Acid Quiz cards as a leave-behind piece following a presentation. Chapters can l ist additional partnership and volunteering opportunities.
  • Make sure to customize the presentation with the name of your chapter, and to insert the information that corresponds to the two prompts inside the [brackets]. Chapters can l ist additional partnership and volunteering opportunities.
  • Make sure to customize the presentation with the name of your chapter, and to add the name or other identifier of family or individual highlighted by the personal story. If chapters don’t have a personal story to share, please simply delete this slide before the presentation. Present before a group of HR/ health insurance administrators, store managers, community center coordinators, or others.
  • Slides 16-17: 5 minutes Make sure to customize the presentation with the name of your chapter, and to insert the information that corresponds to the two prompts inside the [brackets].
  • Make sure to customize the presentation with the name of your chapter, and to insert the information that corresponds to the two prompts inside the [brackets].
  • Slides 18-19: 10 minutes Make sure to customize the presentation with the name of your chapter, and to insert the information that corresponds to the two prompts inside the [brackets].
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    • 1. SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF [NAME OF LOCAL SBA] What is Spina Bifida?
    • 2. What is Spina Bifida?
      • The most common, permanent and disabling birth defect in the United States
      SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF [NAME OF LOCAL SBA]
    • 3. Who is at risk?
      • Eight babies are born with Spina Bifida every day
      • 60 million women are at risk of having a baby born with Spina Bifida
      SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF [NAME OF LOCAL SBA]
    • 4. What are the effects of Spina Bifida?
      • Ongoing medical challenges
        • Full or partial paralysis
        • Nervous system complications
        • Bladder and bowel control difficulties
        • Learning disabilities
        • Depression
        • Social and sexual issues
        • Latex allergy
      SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF [NAME OF LOCAL SBA]
    • 5. What does this mean for [name of the organization]?
      • Latex allergy
        • 70% of children and adolescents with Spina Bifida are sensitive to latex
        • Items made with latex include:
          • Promotional items like stress balls
          • Balloons
          • Rubber bands
          • Rubber erasers
      SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF [NAME OF LOCAL SBA]
    • 6. How does Spina Bifida happen?
      • First month of pregnancy
        • Before most women know they are pregnant
      • The spine does not close
        • Causes an opening or lesion
        • Damaged nerves may result in varying degrees of paralysis
      SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF [NAME OF LOCAL SBA]
    • 7. What happens after birth?
      • Surgery
        • Reduces risk of infection
        • Further damage to the spinal cord
      • Life-long treatment and care
      SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF [NAME OF LOCAL SBA]
    • 8. Can Spina Bifida be prevented?
      • Exact cause is not known
      • Medical research confirms link between folic acid and Spina Bifida*
      • Women who take 400 mcg of folic acid every day reduce the risk by up to 70%.
        • BEFORE becoming pregnant
        • During first three months of pregnancy
      • * (and other birth defects)
      SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF [NAME OF LOCAL SBA]
    • 9. What is folic acid?
      • B-vitamin that builds healthy cells
      • In most multivitamins
      • Foods
        • Leafy green vegetables (broccoli and spinach)
        • Fruits and juices (orange juice)
        • Folic acid-fortified breakfast cereals and other bread and grain products
      The surest way to get enough folic acid every day is to take a vitamin with folic acid.  SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF [NAME OF LOCAL SBA]
    • 10. Our Mission
      • Promote prevention of Spina Bifida
      • Enhance the lives of all affected
      SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF [NAME OF LOCAL SBA]
    • 11. What We Do
      • [Number of individuals and families served]
      • Serve as a liaison with local or nearby medical experts
      • Engage in community activities
      SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF [NAME OF LOCAL SBA]
    • 12. Our Friends in the Community
      • [List your current community partners]
      SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF [NAME OF LOCAL SBA]
    • 13. What can [name of local SBA] offer [name of the organization]?
      • [Provide informational materials about folic acid and Spina Bifida in English and Spanish]
      • [Family members and staff to volunteer at your events]
      • [List your organization name and logo in our Web site and newsletter ]
      SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF [NAME OF LOCAL SBA]
    • 14. What can [name of local SBA] offer [name of the organization]?
      • [Present information about folic acid to your members or staff]
      • [Present before the organization’s support groups/regular meetings]
      • [Present a personal story about Spina Bifida and the importance of taking folic acid every day]
      SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF [NAME OF LOCAL SBA]
    • 15. What can [name of local SBA] offer [name of the organization]?
      • [Present a personal story about Spina Bifida and talk about the importance of taking folic acid every day]
      SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF [NAME OF LOCAL SBA]
    • 16. What can [name of the organization] do for [name of local SBA]?
      • [Volunteer/sponsor/co-sponsor/in-kind] at upcoming [name of event]
      • [Invite your chapter to present information about folic acid to their members or staff]
      • [Present information about your organization to our chapter]
      SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF [NAME OF LOCAL SBA]
    • 17. What can [name of the organization] do for [name of local SBA]?
      • [Help us distribute materials by sharing them with your members]
      • [Help local SBA identify reliable translation options]
      SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF [NAME OF LOCAL SBA]
    • 18. Additional Resources
      • [Local contact information, including name, address, e-mail address, and phone/fax number]
      • Spina Bifida Association
        • National Resource Center: 1-800-621-3141
        • www.spinabifidaassociation.org
      SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF [NAME OF LOCAL SBA]
    • 19. Questions? SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF [NAME OF LOCAL SBA]

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