Toolkits and Templates

Do you have a speaking engagement in the near future? The PR staff along with the Communications Cabinet has created several PowerPoint presentations and supplemental materials to assist you with your bone and joint health-realted talks and community events.

Download a full catalog of other free resource materials available to promote your practice and your profession through public relations. Or, download only the order form.

Tool Kits

Public Relations and Media Relations Manual
(PDF Format)
Learn how to increase visibility of orthopaedic surgery nationally and in local communities.

Decide to Drive: Behind the Wheel There is No Such Thing as a Small Distraction

(PDF Format)
A Decide to Drive Campaign Toolkit

Using AAOS Public Service Campaigns in Your Community

State and Specialty Orthopaedic Society
Crisis Communications Plan


Get Up! Get Out! Get Moving!
Childhood obesity is a growing problem in America, but you can make a difference!  The 2011 Leadership Fellows Class created a PowerPoint presentation for orthopaedic surgeons to use in their hometown communities to help educate students about the importance of healthy eating, daily exercise, and the Academy’s Get Up! Get Out! Get Moving campaign.  A short presentation, sample handouts, and a template letter-to-the-editor can be downloaded and used by any AAOS Fellow (password-protected).

Download this template letter-to-the-editor about the STOP Sports Injuries campaign, then personalize it with your name and practice information.  Once complete, send it your hometown newspaper, call the assignment desks at local television stations to tell them about overuse injuries, and offer yourself as a spokesperson.  If you have questions about using this template, please contact (password-protected).


Find several templates, including a letter-to-the-editor and a draft press release you can personalize with one of your own patients’ inspiring stories. Learn how you can help us make sure the “A Nation in Motion” message travels nationally and locally.


Community Presentations

Sample Press Releases and Letters-to-the-Editor


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