AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title Local HIV/AIDS Issues in Lubbock, TX
Project type(s) Speaker
Date completed 12/2006
Chapter Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center SOM
Project Coordinator Sophia Tcheung
Summary of project We brought in a speaker, Miguel Jacquez, from the South Plains AIDS Resource Center. He talked to us about his job educating the population that is at high risk for HIV/AIDS - injecting drug users and people who practice unsafe sex. He talked about how he tries to discourage these high risk activities by getting to the root of the problem - talking about how people feel lonely or bored and how people turn to drugs or sex as a solace. The students enjoyed his real life experience and his different viewpoint on working with the high risk population since he has no formal education in the health care field. He talked about how he is nonjudgmental and relates to people so he can build a relationship on trust so he can help people help themselves.

Content area HIV/AIDS
Number of participants 60
Participant hours involved 60 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost 250
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Emails and word of mouth - we had a few activities leading up to WAD and at each of the activities, we told people about the speaker that was coming
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions I didn't realize this when I planned this event, but our Student Government had a Christmas lunch the same day. If I had known this in advance, I think I would have tried to reschedule this event so it wouldn't conflict.