CDC Obesity Trends 2004 PowerPoint (1.2MB)
Health Care and the Underserved: America's Poor and Managed Care
Gives a thorough overview of the effects that the trend toward managed care is having on health-care underserved populations in the United States. 1999
Medical Student Activism: A Primer on Domestic and International Tobacco Control
Provides an overview of the domestic and international harms resulting from tobacco use and its promotion by multinational corporations, a timeline of key events and an introduction to available resources.
Promoting Healthy Behaviors: Linking Student Health to Prevention (PowerPoint Presentation)
Health Dialogues: A Tool to Help You and Your Patients Change Unhealthy Behavior
Medical students rarely have the opportunity to learn about behavior change during medical school. However, studies have shown that physicians have great influence over patients' behaviors. Health Dialogues is a series of booklets designed to educate students on how to elicit behavior change among their future patients and to make students aware of their own behaviors so they, too, can make healthy lifestyle adjustments. 2002
Prison & Correctional Health
Starting a Student-Run Homeless Clinic
A Guidebook for Health Professions Students on the Process of Establishing a Clinic - developed through the combined effort of the AMSA Foundation and the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Division of Programs for Special Populations, Health Care for the Homeless Branch.
Planning a Rotation of Elective in the Health Care for the Homeless Program
A Guide for Health Professions Students - developed through the combined effort of the AMSA Foundation and the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Division of Programs for Special Populations, Health Care for the Homeless Branch.
Health Department Day Project-in-a-Box
Preventing Obesity in the Classroom
Medical and pre-medical students can get involved in their local elementary/middle schools to discuss nutrition and physical activity issues with children.
STATS Manual (Students Teaching AIDS to Students)
AMSA's award-winning project designed for medical students interested in teaching students in grades 4-12 about HIV infection and prevention.
Child Passenger Safety (CPS)
Primary Care Projects-in-a-Box
C.O.R.E.: Cancer Outreach and Relief Effort
Pairs medical students with siblings of pediatric cancer patients, providing support to the child and the family and a learning opportunity for the student.
Preventing Adolescent Violence: A Guide for Medical Students
Discusses factors contributing to adolescent violence, public health approaches, what medical students can do. Includes list of resources. 1996
Tobacco Awareness Project (TAP): A Guide for Getting Started
Step-by-step guide for implementing a tobacco awareness program in community middle schools. Includes health facts, games, role-playing scenarios, list of resources and more. 1996
Community Connections: A Sourcebook for Local Community Health Projects
How to start a community health project at your school, from identifying the need, through planning and fund-raising, to the logistics of setting up.
Teen Mentor Program
Medical students serve as mentors to teenagers who are substance abusers or at risk for substance abuse. 1999
The BUDDIES Program Start-Up Kit
Matching medical/health professional students with chronically ill children and their families to lend support and companionship and encourage the pediatric patient through the course of treatment.
Into the Streets: How to Plan a Community Service Day Project at Your School
Suggests ideas and ways to start a one-day project to benefit your community and your school.
Health Care for the Homeless 1996
Stamp Out Smoking 1997
Teen Pregnancy 1998
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