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What’s Happening at AMSA Chapters!

Join AMSA Education & Advocacy Fellow Dr. Alison Case as she visits AMSA Chapters across the country! Alison has recently returned from her Midwest tour visiting AMSA chapters, rallying against global AIDS relief funding cuts, and offering advocacy workshops on meeting with elected officials.

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APHA 2015 Health Activist Dinner


AMSA is happy to be a sponsor of The American Public Health Association’s 2015 Health Activist Dinner at the APHA Annual Meeting in Chicago on Sunday, November 1. This year’s dinner will commemorate the 40th aniversary of the Cook County Hospital House Staff Strike and will feature Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and Jack Raba.

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RightCare Action Week: October 18-24


The RightCare Alliance, an initiative of the Lown Institute, is sponsoring RightCare Action Week. For a week in October (October 18-24) clinicians around the country will take ACTION to show what great healthcare looks like. You can submit your own idea for an ACTION during RightCare Action Week–and they’ll help you recruit others to join you–or go to the online forum and see the ideas others have submitted.

The only way real change will happen is if people take action together.  Join RightCare Action Week and show your colleagues and your patients what great healthcare looks like.  Go to and sign up.

From The Weekly Consult

Physicians avoid conversations about religion in the ICU – Time

Although religion or spirituality is important to more than three-quarters of patients in the U.S., a recent study found that less than a fifth are discussing religion in goals-of-care conversations with their health care providers in the ICU. Even then, health care professionals were the one to raise the topic less than 6 percent of the time. [read more]