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Cosmetic Monitoring and Awareness

Description: Develop data and tools to increase consumer awareness of adverse event reporting for cosmetics. These tools will improve FDA's monitoring of cosmetic safety.

Accomplishment: The Cosmetic Monitoring and Awareness Project consisted of the development of data and tools to increase consumer awareness of adverse event reporting for cosmetics. Project accomplishments include a Consumer Update, video, and FDA Basics webinar; survey questions to measure consumer awareness; and distribution of printed materials at four public health conferences. These tools will improve FDA's monitoring of cosmetic safety.

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

A. Develop questions for Internet survey in order to establish baseline of consumer awareness

11/5/2010

Completed 10/29/2010

B. With Office of External Relations (OER) staff, develop article on why and how to report cosmetic-related adverse events to FDA. Draft to be cleared by OCAC.

1/15/2011

Completed 1/13/2011

C. Channel Consumer Update on cosmetic AERs for dissemination via Facebook, GovDelivery/Cosmetics, RSS, Web MD and other health newsletters (per MOU). Forward to OWH for dissemination via GovDelivery/Women's Health and OWH/Twitter

3/31/2011

Completed 3/30/2011

D. Investigate possible trade press outreach efforts

4/30/2011

Completed 3/30/2011

E. Investigate possibilities for disseminating Consumer Update at conferences

6/30/2011

Completed 5/24/2011

F. Distribution of reporting information at National Environmental Health Annual Conference

6/18/2011 – 6/20/2011

Completed 6/20/2011

G. Distribution of reporting information at National Science Teachers Association Summer Professional Development Program in Food Science

7/22/2011

Completed 7/22/2011

H. Distribution of reporting information at American Academy of Family Physicians Conference

9/15/2011 – 9/17/2011

Completed 9/17/2011

I. Distribution of reporting information at American Public Health Association Annual Conference

10/29/2011 – 11/1/2011

Completed 11/1/2011

J. Hold FDA Basics webinar on cosmetic adverse event reporting

1/31/2012

Completed 1/18/2012

Key Projects Legend

Milestone StatusDefinition
Not Yet StartedWork for specific milestone has not yet been started.
CompletedMilestone and/or overall project is completed.
On TrackMilestone - On track for completion by milestone deadline. Quarter status - Project is on track for completion based on overall milestone status.
On HoldMilestone - On hold, but deadline for completion has not passed. Quarter status - Project is on hold, based on overall milestone status.
DelayedMilestone - Delayed as it has not been completed and deadline has passed. Quarter status - Project is delayed based on overall milestone status.

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