AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Health Care for America- NM State Legislature Lobbying
Project type(s) Other
Date completed 02/2006
Chapter University of New Mexico SOM
Project Coordinator Jonas Hines
Summary of project We participated in the national Health Care for America campaign by doing a talk about NM SB280 and HB 481 Feb1 and lobbying in Santa Fe Feb8. These 2 companion bills are to fund a study that would cost-out 3 different universal health care models (one a single-payer) and our current system, that leaves ~24% uninsured in NM.

Content area Universal Healthcare
Number of participants 12
Participant hours involved 98 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost 350
Project funding Donation
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Listserv and announcements, plus a talk by Dr. Sandra Penn the week beforehand
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
5
Lessons/suggestions It was a great experience to go up and lobby.