AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title Health Outreach's Smoke Out
Project type(s) School Service,Social Event
Date completed 10/2008
Chapter University of Florida Premed
Project Coordinator Stephanie Martinez
Summary of project Health Outreach promoted smoking awareness for UF faculty and students. We had a lot of resources available on how to quit smoking, the best way to quit smoking, and the effects of smoking along with pictures. There was a prize- wheel with facts and figures related to smoking. Participants would get a goody bag along with information on smoking to take home for just participating. We also had Sonny's BBQ cater and a cigarette costume that was worn throughout the day by different AMSA members.

Content area N/A
Number of participants 100
Participant hours involved 6 hour(s)
Coordinator roles Spoke to the Student Health Care Center on campus to get a collaboration with them. I talked to them in person, by phone, and by email to make sure we had everything set for the event. They provided us with all the information and resources we handed out
Coordinator hours 20 hour(s)
Total project cost $166.88
Project funding Local chapter funds,Donation
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations: Sonny's BBQ: $126.88 Banners, flyers, tape, plates, napkins, utensils: $20 Goodie bags and candy: $20 Donations: $0 - Tables - Two Tri-folds - Posters - Markers and Paint
Project advertising Emails, the Alligator (school newspaper), and word of mouth. I believe it worked, we had a very good turn out.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions We had a very good turn out. I only wish we could have actually had a speaker or an expert there as a source to go to when we were asked questions that we were not certain of the answer. For instance, one passer-by asked about the drug Chantix and how he'

Comments The other day I ran into a tent that was promoting Commit and Nicoderm CQ patches and I stopped by and spoke to them about Health Outreach's Smoke Out. I asked them if they would ever consider promoting their products at a Smoke Out where we are promoting