If you’re a digestive health medical practice, November is a big month in healthcare as it hosts several critical observances dedicated to raising awareness about various health issues. As a digestive and gastroenterology practice, you have a unique opportunity to engage with your patients and the broader community by actively participating in these observances. In this blog post, we’ll explore how you can effectively market your practice to promote the following November healthcare observances:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s & Colitis) Awareness Month
  • Gastric Cancer/Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Hemorrhoid Awareness Month
  • GERD Awareness Week (November 13th-19th)

1. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s & Colitis) Awareness Month:

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, affects millions of individuals worldwide. This observance provides an excellent opportunity to educate your patients and the public about these conditions.

Marketing Idea: Create a simple, informative video featuring a few of your providers discussing Crohn’s and colitis. Share tips on managing flare-ups, diet recommendations, and how your practice can support patients with IBD. Promote this video on your website and social media channels to reach a wider audience.

2. Gastric Cancer/Stomach Cancer Awareness Month:

Gastric cancer, also known as stomach cancer, is a significant health concern. Show your support for patients and raise awareness by having your team wear light purple, the official color for gastric cancer awareness.

Marketing Idea: Organize a team photo wearing light purple attire and share it on your practice’s social media accounts. Encourage your patients and followers to do the same and use a hashtag to promote gastric cancer awareness. This not only shows your solidarity but also engages your community in a meaningful way.

3. Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month:

Pancreatic cancer is a challenging disease, and awareness is crucial for early detection and prevention. Join the effort to raise awareness by creating a short video offering valuable information about pancreatic cancer.

Marketing Idea: Produce a quick video featuring one of your healthcare providers discussing how pancreatic cancer is diagnosed, symptoms to look for, prevention strategies, and ongoing research efforts to find a cure. Share this video on your website and social media platforms to educate your audience.

4. Hemorrhoid Awareness Month:

Hemorrhoids are a common condition that many people may be embarrassed to discuss. By addressing this issue with preventive tips, you can provide valuable information and reassurance to your audience.

Marketing Idea: Collaborate with one of your doctors to create an informative video about hemorrhoids. Discuss what they are, common causes, prevention strategies, and available treatments. This video can be a valuable resource for patients seeking information and guidance.

5. GERD Awareness Week (November 13th-19th):

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be particularly challenging during the holiday season. Provide guidance on managing GERD triggers to help your patients prepare and enjoy their meals without discomfort.

Marketing Idea: Create a blog post or video that offers tips on managing GERD symptoms during the holidays. Share advice on identifying trigger foods, portion control, and other strategies for a more comfortable holiday season. Promote this content in the weeks leading up to GERD Awareness Week.

By actively participating in these November healthcare observances, you can demonstrate your commitment to your patient’s well-being and raise awareness about critical digestive health issues. Engaging with your community through informative videos, team photos, and educational content not only benefits your patients but also strengthens your practice’s connection with the public. Your efforts can make a significant difference in promoting awareness and support for these essential healthcare causes.