AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Health Policy Retreat
Project type(s) Other
Date completed 02/2004
Chapter University of California, San Francisco SOM
Project Coordinator Kristin Rising
Summary of project This health policy retreat focused on ways to reform healthcare. Over Saturday and Sunday we brought in several speakers to a San Francisco home to speak with our attendees. Speakers included Dr. Vishu Lingappa (avid single payer advocate), Dr. James Kahn (researcher with UCSF Policy Institute), Debbie Leveen (health policy professor at San Francisco State University) and Don Bechle (Chair of local Health Care for All chapter).

Content area Universal Healthcare
Number of participants 16
Participant hours involved 180 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
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FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $200
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising E-mail, in class announcements. Yes, it worked.
PROJECT EVALUATION
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(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
4
Lessons/suggestions We tried to get a cabin somewhere outside of SF but this fell through and we ended up staying in the city. This year we hope to find an inexpensive place outside the city where we can stay.