AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title New Mexikids @ the State Fair
Project type(s) Community Service
Date completed 09/2006
Chapter University of New Mexico SOM
Project Coordinator Justin Roesch and Jonas Hines
Summary of project 3 groups: PIG, AAMM, and AMSA teamed up for a community outreach to enroll and spread awareness about a free health insurance plan for New Mexican children. New Mexico has the 2nd highest rate of uninsured in the US (21%) and nearly 1 of 5 children have no health insurance. Over 70,000 kids qualify for New Mexikids, a free health insurance program for kid, but are not enrolled. We talked to some families and got some people on the path to get their children covered, so that their health won’t limit what they can achieve in life.

Content area Community and Public Health
Number of participants 15
Participant hours involved 50 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost 0
Project funding
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Radio, email, flyers
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions They need a lot of paperwork to actually sign up. It was great to talk to the families but our system is so broke, it can be frusterating working with it.