AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Who's Your Doctor Health Fair
Project type(s) Community Service,School Service,Speaker
Date completed 01/11/2006
Chapter Wayne State University SOM
Project Coordinator Cheryl Macy
Summary of project This was a National AMSA campaign to raise awareness about the disparities that exist in accessing health care for minorities. It also emphasized the importance of having a primary care physician. We hosted the National AMSA officers and had a health fair that was free for people in the Detroit Community to attend. After the health fair there was a summit with various speakers who talked about this issue.

Content area Disparities
Number of participants 153
Participant hours involved 1800 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost 2000
Project funding Local chapter funds,Medical school funds,Other grant,Donation
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising We sent out mailings to local church's and homeless shelters. We then spent a day calling all of the churchs and shelters. We recruited volunteers from the med school by email. Emails were sent out to faculty and students about the summit.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
4
Lessons/suggestions We spent a lot of time advertising the health fair and sending out mailings, so we had a good turn out. However, we didn't spend as much time advertising for the summit so there was not a very good turnout for the speakers.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments We spent a lot of time getting cheap giveaways and mailing away for free pamphlets which reduced the cost. We also got a lot of donations from our Dean's office, and local places for food. I would plan on spending a lot of time soliciting donations if you want to have food and free things to give away.