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REDUCING THE SOCIAL DISTANCE
Due to the COVID-19 PANDEMIC, electronic communication and remote learning is at an all time high and is now the catalyst for rethinking traditional annual events.

A New Breed of Communications

Faces of Nursing documentary series Nursing History–Houston is two full months of nurses encouraging other nurses and healthcare professionals. Recognizing the many faces of nursing through the years that made a difference in people's lives every day through their service and have been an active voice in developing technology, equality, research contributions, and the growth of the Texas Medical Center. The project is timely and very important considering the circumstances.

The horrific effects of the COVID-19 pandemic devastated the lives of so many individuals and have dictated how we live our lives each day for our own personal safety and those around us. These important protocols made evident existing problems organizations were experiencing in communications. As organizations grew over the years, adapting to new technologies was not a high priority until traditional communications methods were halted by social distance limitations.  The immediate demand for electronic communications during the onset of the pandemic is now becoming the model for new technologies and mobile training. (Seen above: Kelsey McKay with RESPOND Against Violence pre-records training for officers learning important details for first responder interaction with domestic violence calls).

Executive Producer Jon Lindgren will be accompanied by an assortment of professionals for this year's projects to include three associate producers, four broadcast editors, three photoshop specialist, two animators, and a number of musicians.  In 2020 Jon Lindgren has produced over 40 training videos for nurses, 20 training videos for law enforcement, and close to 100 inspirational videos for the spiritual care of medical staff. Hundreds of hours of field and post productions to better engage the viewer and continue much-needed training and interactive communications, strengthening relationships that have been strained without community.

Jon is a 30-year broadcast producer, an award-winning filmmaker, director, and a successful creative marketing executive. He founded ViaMedia, an advertising agency, and video production company, in 1995. He has garnered industry awards for his creative accomplishments including a 2005 Tribeca Short Film Festival for his short film, An Everyday Hero, won first place. His clients have included the national networks, ABC, CBS, NBC, A&E, ESPN, Fox Southwest Sports, PBS and The Discovery Channel, Sportsmen, and Versus Channel.

In 2015, he founded
Recovery Network & Broadcast Systems, a patient education platform that is an internal broadcast system for hospitals that empowers patients for better recovery. It is the first IPTV broadcast system designed specifically for hospitals to educating patients at the bedside, promoting service standards in break-rooms, and generate additional revenue for new broadcast equipment.

Founder of
DIREC Educational Programming, a 501c3 non-profit organization which provides, develops and distributes educational broadcast programming for hospitals, schools, and the general public.

the local Broadcast Value

PBS still provides local programming!

With cable and online video-on-demand so accessible you may not realize that local broadcast stations still maintains a pretty significant general audience. Collectively they general a 30 billion dollars a year of advertising business, which is down from the glory years, but it's still free to the viewer and very popular for many of healthcare's clientele.

Reaching people who use healthcare is part of the projects missions and when it comes to sharing the history and values of nursing we intend to use both traditional methods like television, radio, and print.


Nursing History Broadcast Special

How to Participate
For nursing organizations and other healthcare related companies we welcome photos, old films, and your review of the content in your area of expertise. We want to present the most accurate and positive light of the industry and does not require a financial contribution. With your participation we would also ask for you to please consider a letter of endorsement from your club or association.

Sponsorship
We welcome your sponsorship to make the project a success. Please visit the Sponsorship page for more information. All donations will be received by DIREC Educational Programming, a 501(c)3 organization. Sponsors will be provided a program outline and content direction. Sponsors will have a more significant presence in the feature.