AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title Health Equity Circle Founding Assembly
Project type(s) Other
Date completed 04/2010
Chapter University of Washington SOM
Project Coordinator Luis Manriquez
Summary of project Around sixty students were present from different disciplines at the UW including medicine, public health, social work, public policy, business and anthropology. In addition several faculty members came to show their support. The two big issues discussed were 1) what issues we want to work on and 2) how will we go about doing that.

The entire group voted on the issues that came up through the House Meetings we have been holding the last two months and the issues that we decided to take up are:

Health Policy/Reform Food Security Built environment/environmental health Access to care Womens Health Community Health Education Racial/Ethnic health disparities Immigrant Health Rural health

Content area N/A
Number of participants 60
Participant hours involved 2 hour(s)
Coordinator roles Organizing outreach events, connecting with academic departments, connection with Sound Alliance
Coordinator hours 200 hour(s)
Total project cost $700
Project funding School funds,AMSA grant,Other grant
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations: $200 AMSA LPG $150 Office of Minority Affairs $50 Medical Student Association $300 Student Health Consortium
Project advertising Advertising by word of mouth, listserv, collaboration with other organizations, announcements in classes and flers
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions More outreach could have gone on earlier with professors to draw a larger turnout

Comments The Founding Assembly was the culmination of two quarters of organizational development and outreach. The success we had is based on the groundwork done beforehand.