Corps Community Day
October 9, 2014
AMSA is collaborating with National Health Service Corps (NHSC) to bring you "Corps Community Day" as part of NPCW. Resources, programming ideas and map of NHSC events happening across the country are available online. See what others are doing and post your chapter's community service events during October in celebration of Corps Community Day. For assistance in planning your chapter's Corps Community Day events, contact CorpsCommunityDay@hrsa.gov.
We Are Not Yet Equal: Primary Care Advocacy for Underserved and Marginalized Communities
National Primary Care Week is an annual event to highlight the importance of primary care and bring health care professionals together to discuss and learn about generalist and interdisciplinary health care, particularly its impact on and importance to underserved populations. NPCW’s goal is to engage physicians-in-training, students across the health care spectrum, and the general population on the indispensable role of primary care in our health care system.
During NPCW, participate in national webinars held Monday, October 6 through Friday, October 10, 2014. Organize a lunch lecture at your campus to participate virtually in the webinar. Topics, speakers, and schedule of webinars will be available shortly.
Plan a movie matinee. Videos can generate awareness about communities with limited access to primary care and will also educate those who are interested in working in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Organize a health fair on your campus or in your community during NPCW. Provide information on food and nutrition, health promotion, and disease prevention.
Set up a photo booth on your school campus during NPCW. A primary care photo booth provides a fun, but also impactful message about why students, clinicians, and primary care supporters are passionate about the field.
Create your own event at your school, using the Programming Menu displayed below or Events in a Box offered by National Health Service Corps. These are some great events to plan and topics to discuss with your fellow classmates in relation to primary care.
Collaborate with local ambassadors from National Health Service Corps to participate in National Corps Community Day events during NPCW. Find an event near you.
Come up with your own project/event. AMSA has put together tools and resources to help you put together a rock solid NPCW!
Monday, October 6
-12-1pm EST webinar with Brian Forrest, MD of Access Healthcare speaking on the Direct Primary Care model for delivery of care to an underserved population. View the webinar recording here
Tuesday, October 7
-12:15-1pm EST webinar with James Plumb, MD MPH of Thomas Jefferson University’s Center for Urban Health speaking about the urban underserved and homeless populations of Philadelphia. View the webinar recording here
A Primary Care–Public Health Partnership Addressing Homelessness, Serious Mental Illness, and Health Disparities
JeffHOPE: The Development and Operation of a Student-Run Clinic
Questions? Dr. Plumb is open to questions from webinar viewers at James.Plumb@jefferson.edu
Wednesday, October 8 -7-8pm EST webinar with Heather Alva, MS3, speaking about her experiences as a patient, volunteer, and medical student. View the webinar recording here
Thursday, October 9
NHSC's Corps Community Day
-12-1pm EST webinar with Adrian Billings, MD, NHSC Scholar Alumni and member of the NHSC National Advisory Council, speaking on his experiences in a rural border health practice View the webinar recording here
-7-8pm EST AAFP-hosted webinar with Robert Wergin, MD, AAFP president-elect speaking about his rural practice and his work with AAFP View the webinar recording here
-8pm EST Panel Discussion and Facebook chat event with NHSC at facebook.com/nationalhealthservicecorps
Friday, October 10
-12-1pm EST Introduction to Remote Area Medical with Stan Brock, Founder of Remote Area Medical. Chapters are encouraged to screen the six foot chipmunk documentary about RAM for their members. For more information go to RAMUSA.ORG View the webinar recording here.
Saturday, October 11
-Chapters, feature your service projects (clinics, health fairs, etc) in your local underserved communities.
Topic: Direct Primary Care webinar, Brian Forrest, MD View the webinar recording here
Topic: Urban Underserved webinar, James Plumb, MD, MPH View the webinar recording here
Topic: American Resident Project webinar, Heather Alva, MS3 View the webinar recording here
Topic: NHSC webinar on border health, Adrian Billings, MD View the webinar recording here
Topic: AAFP webinar on rural health, Robert Wergin, MD View the webinar recording here
Topic: Remote Area Medical Webinar, Stan Brock View the webinar recording here.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NPCW dates not working for your school? Shift the dates to accommodate your schedule. Feel free to continue using AMSA materials or to reach out for any support you may need.
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