AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Legislative Advocacy Training
Project type(s) Speaker
Date completed 01/2008
Chapter University of New Mexico SOM
Project Coordinator Kate McCalmont
Summary of project A representative from Health Action NM and a UNM Family Practice Resident (Dr. Fleg) presented on current bills that AMSA is supporting in the NM legislature as well as techniques for effective legislative advocacy.

Content area N/A
Number of participants 22
Participant hours involved 2 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles Contacted Deema Tabbara at Health Action NM to arrange the presentation, reserved the room for the evening, and publicized the event.
Coordinator hours 3 hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $0
Project funding
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Advertised by email to all schools at the Health Sciences Center. We had participation from medical students, pharmacy students, and OT students.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
4
Lessons/suggestions The training was a useful way to bring together students from different health sciences schools to talk about legislative advocacy. The actual presentation could have been organized more effectively and provided time for discussion and planning of next s

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments Health Action NM does presentations on legislative advocacy for the public, and because we had enough interest from health sciences students, we were able to have a presentation on our campus, which made it more accessible to students.