AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title Domestic Violence Awareness Luncheon
Project type(s) Speaker
Date completed 10/2008
Chapter Oregon Health & Science University SOM
Project Coordinator Leah Gordon
Summary of project This event was the result of a collaboration with a local domestic violence shelter. We worked with them to identify potential gaps in our students' knowledge of domestic violence, and sponsored a luncheon at the medical school during October, domestic violence awareness month. Representatives from the shelter came to give a presentation about what domestic violence is and how phsyicians can recognize it and how to speak with patients about it. Also, the shelter brought in a representative from the local police force to provide a law-enforcement perspective on the prevalence of DV in our community. We provided lunch for the attendees.

Content area N/A
Number of participants 18
Participant hours involved 1 hour(s)
Coordinator roles Identify groups to co-sponsor the event. Co-ordinate with the representatives from the shelter to find a date, and time, as well as identify areas of interest for the presentation. Co-ordinate advertising and generate excitement for the event. Introduc
Coordinator hours 20 hour(s)
Total project cost $200
Project funding Local chapter funds,AMSA grant,Other grant
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations: The organization that co-sponsored the event contributing about half of the funding.
Project advertising Posters + announcements in class+ emails.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions The project itself was very well received, and the groups we worked with are excited to work with us again. Unfortunately, we had to select a date very far in advance, and it turned out there were many competing events that day, which decreased attendanc