AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title National Primary Care Week
Project type(s) Fundraiser,Speaker,Other
Date completed 11/2006
Chapter University of California, San Francisco SOM
Project Coordinator Jolene Collins and Tasce Simon
Summary of project Under the direction of UCSF AMSA and the Family Medicine Interest Group, the week of Oct 30 - Nov 3 marked a unique collaboration between the UCSF's primary care interest groups (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Geriatrics) as well as UCSF's cultural/ethnic based organizations (including SNMA, LMSA, and NAHA), Health Disparities Working Group and various electives. The goals of the week were to not only raise awareness throughout the campus of the numerous forms of health disparities, but also to discuss and demonstrate ways to effect change. This was accomplished through sponsored seminars and workshops, as well as through the dedication of electives to focus that week on topics related to health disparities. The week culminated with Tapestry, a multicultural show, which united the usually separate cultural show acts and end the week with a positive outlook and a hope for a change.

Content area Disparities
Number of participants 100
Participant hours involved 360 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $2,260.00
Project funding Local chapter funds,Medical school funds,AMSA grant,Other grant,Donation,Admission/participant charge
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Flyers, emails, class announcements, large banner, and posters.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions A lunchtime and evening talk was planned for each day, and a workshop was planned for three days. Too many events might have been planned for the week (and there were also a sizeable number of competing events) and/or some of the topics could have been p