AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title 2007 Minority Health Conference - "Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers: Transforming Minority Healthcare"
Project type(s) Other
Date completed 10/2007
Chapter Keck SOM of University of Southern California
Project Coordinator Jeffrey Lee
Summary of project The 2007 Minority Health Conference addresses minority health disparities and raises awareness of minority health issues in Southern California. The event is organized by the USC, UCLA, and Charles Drew medical school chapters of APAMSA, LMSA, MedGLO, SNMA, and now AMSA of USC, and represents a joint effort to present Asian American, Latino, LGBT, and African American health collectively as one voice. The unique motivation behind this collaboration is to synergize the work of all our organizations, which promote parallel causes for different minority groups. Goals of the conference include educating students and physicians on the critical issues behind minority health, and providing a forum to discuss the barriers facing physicians and patients in minority communities.

Content area Minority Affairs
Number of participants 300
Participant hours involved 2500 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $11,000
Project funding Local chapter funds,Medical school funds,Other grant,Donation,Admission/participant charge
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising - Weekly mass emails to all USC & UCLA graduate health programs beginning one week in advance. - Website - Flyers: beginning 2 weeks in advance - Class Announcements - Flyer around communitee Considering the fact that we drew a crowd of 300 atten
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions - Designate one point person in each committee (Logistics, Speakers, Fundraising, Publicity, Programming)

- Do not have more than 10 speakers.

- When selecting the conference date, hound the curriculum offices to get the most up-to-date and accurate