Mission Statement and Goals
B12 Awareness Mission Statement and Goals
Unmasking the epidemic of undiagnosed vitamin B12 deficiency through education, prevention, and advocacy.
B12 Awareness Goals:
1. Raise awareness of the dangers of B12 deficiency by reeducating the medical community and educating the public.
2. Promote early diagnosis and treatment to prevent neurological and cognitive injury, disability, poor outcomes, and premature death.
3. Educate society and healthcare professionals on the role B12 deficiency plays in poor overall health, developmental and intellectual disabilities, cognitive decline, fall-related trauma, neurologic injury, mental illness, anemia, and vascular occlusions.
4. Promote screening during preconception, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.
5. Promote screening of infants and children.
6. Promote screening of older adults and psychiatric patients.
7. Enlist help from the public, the media, Congress, governmental agencies, healthcare organizations, and attorneys to expose and eliminate billions of dollars of waste in the healthcare system due to undiagnosed B12 deficiency.
8. Promote health, protect the public, and save lives.
9. Promote further research.
10. Pass legislation in the U.S. that recognizes September as B12 Awareness Month.
11. Work with other countries to create a Worldwide B12 Awareness Day.