Teen Summits: Cleveland MOTTEP executes two Teen Summits each year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. Each summit is a full day of programming designed for over 150 youth to be educated on the importance of organ and tissue donation, transplantation, body and kidney health, healthy lifestyle choices and healthy decision making.
Community Outreach: Word of mouth is a major form of information dissemination. MOTTEP regularly participates in community events promoting organ and tissue transplant awareness, nutrition and wellness programming, chronic disease preventative care and organ donation registration. Pamphlets, flyers and other information are circulated, questions are answered and donor registration cards are distributed and accepted. In 2010 we reached over 2500 consumers with our outreach efforts.
Hospital Lobby Donor Drive Program:. This program is designed to raise awareness about organ donation and to increase donor registrations. Donor booth is manned by volunteers at least 16- 20 hours per week. Within the first year within the Cleveland Clinic’s Huron Hospital, this program has registered over 500 new donor registrants and touched over 20,000 people with information regarding healthy lifestyles, answering organ donation questions and offering information regarding signing organ donation registration cards. This program is located at MetroHealth Health System and University Hospitals.
Electronic Touch Screen Computer Kiosks: In complement to our donor registration booth, there are bilingual (English/Spanish) computer kiosks in the lobby at MetroHealth Health System to also promote organ donation registration, provide basic disease prevention information and organ donation data cultivation. Computerized touch screen kiosks are operable 24 hours and provide a rolling video offering information about Cleveland MOTTEP, organ donation, and healthy lifestyles. The touch screen monitor provides an opportunity for the user to answer survey questions developed by Cleveland MOTTEP and the Center for Reducing Health Disparities. Questions request information regarding lifestyle, health, physician visits, family history, and organ donation knowledge, and culminate in the request to register to become an organ and tissue donor. This data is used by Cleveland MOTTEP and the CRDHD in research, grant requests and reporting.