December is a time to celebrate and spend time with family, but don't forget to remind callers and patients about December's Healthcare Wellness Observances. If you need Message on Hold script samples to use for your December marketing programs, take a look at these important December Observances. Along with each subject we've listed a sample Message on Hold script that can be used for each topic.
International AIDS Awareness Month: On Hold Script
"AIDS is undeniably one of the most devastating epidemics of modern times, claiming nearly 30 million lives over the past three decades. For International AIDS Awareness Month, December 2017, find it in your heart and budget to help in any way, since many of the worst-affected people live in some of the poorest parts of the world
Remember, nearly every community has local HIV/AIDS outreach and assistance groups that are working hard to help people in your own neighborhood. Make sure your hard-earned money really does go to those in need, so verify the authenticity by visiting http://bit.ly/2zJYITY."
Lung Disease Awareness Month - American Lung Association - Christmas Seals®: On Hold Script
"The American Lung Association invites you to celebrate another year. Be part of a long-standing tradition to raise awareness about the importance of lung health by ordering your 2017 Christmas Seals today. Each year, millions observe the tradition of sealing holiday cards and packages with that year’s special seal. And, your Christmas Seals donation supports the important fight against lung disease being waged every day by the American Lung Association. Visit http://www.christmasseals.org/history/ to order today."
Arthritis Awareness Month - Jingle Bell Run: On Hold Script
"The Jingle Bell Run is one of the most spirited fun runs in the nation! This fun and festive, holiday themed 5K benefits arthritis research! Arthritis – the leading cause of disability in America, is very common, but is not well understood and is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions and people of all ages, sexes, and races can and do have arthritis; it is the leading cause of disability in America.
Support the cause and get in the spirit during the Jingle Bell Run by wearing holiday themed costumes and tying jingle bells to your running shoes.
Find an event and help us conquer the nation’s leading cause of disability by visiting http://www.arthritis.org/get-involved/jingle-bell-run/."
National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month: On Hold Script
"Before you start drinking, designate your sober driver or plan a safe ride home with Uber or Lyft. December being National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, and the holiday season, is a great reminder to give yourself and your loved ones the gift of responsibility. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel. If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life."
World AIDS Awareness Day: On Hold Script
"World AIDS Day has taken place – annually, on the December 1st since 1988. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. Embrace the opportunity to remind the public and government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice, and improve education. Be sure to wear your red Aids Awareness ribbon on December 1st too!"
Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week: On Hold Script
December 1 - December 7
"Help raise awareness during Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week, December 1st-7th by doing the fast, easy activities found at Online.ccfa.org. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Crohn’s tends to run in families, so if you or a close relative have the disease, your family members have a significantly increased chance of developing Crohn’s. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease that only affects the large intestine/colon. Test your knowledge of Crohn’s disease and Colitis by taking this self-assessment available at Online.ccfa.org."
International Day of Persons with Disabilities Awareness Day: On Hold Script
"When people are empowered they are better prepared to take advantage of opportunities, they become agents of change, and can more readily embrace their civic responsibilities. International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3rd, aims at promoting empowerment, and helping to create real opportunities for people with disabilities - in jobs, health, nutrition, education, and social protection. Help break down the barriers associated with disabilities."
National Handwashing Awareness Week: On Hold Script
December 3 - Decmber 9
"Get your community ready for National Handwashing Awareness Week: December 3rd through the 9th. This awareness week falls at a great time – during the holidays and flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), washing with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of microbes on your hands, to keep you healthy and prevent epidemics."
National Influenza Vaccination Awareness Week: On Hold Script
December 3 - December 9
"The Center for Disease Control, CDC, would like to take advantage of National Influenza Vaccination Awareness Week – December 3rd through 9th to remind everyone to get an annual flu vaccine. Flu vaccination is the first and best available ways to protect yourself and your family from flu. It can also reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. The more people who get vaccinated, the more people will be protected from flu, including older people, young children, pregnant women and people with certain long-term health problems who are more vulnerable to serious flu complications. The CDC’s seasonal flu vaccination campaign materials are available to assist partners in communicating about the importance of vaccination. This digital toolkit includes details on events/activities, sample social media and newsletter content, graphics, web assets, and media prep material. This material is downloadable, shareable, and some of the material is customizable. Visit www.cdc.gov today!"