AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title HIV/AIDS, the Millenium Development Goals, and the Health Workers Crisis
Project type(s) Other
Date completed 12/15/2006
Chapter University of Michigan Medical School
Project Coordinator Sonia Leung
Summary of project Free lunch and . . .

1) Short presentation about the health workers crisis in sub-Saharan Africa and S.3775 by AMSA Global Health Scholar. 2) Call-in to Michigan Senators & President Bush regardng S.3775, African Health Capacity Investment Act 3) Writing holiday cards to Michigan Senators about S. 3775

Scripts were passed out to students. We collected and mailed the holiday cards for everyone.

Content area HIV/AIDS
Number of participants 35
Participant hours involved 40 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost ~$150
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising 1) E-mails to the classes, 2) Chalking the boards in lecture hall, 3) Flyers around the lecture halls
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
4
Lessons/suggestions -We had originally planned to do this closer to World AIDS Day, but do to exam schedule & other student groups' events had to keep bumping it. -The room we had the event in had poor cellphone reception; a more cell-phone friendly room would facilitate the call-in better.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments We chose the bill that national AMSA & PHR were targeting, which made everything easier, because this website has scripts already for letter-writing & call-ins.