AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title adult immunization education booth at community health fair
Project type(s) Community Service
Date completed 2001
Chapter Carleton College
Project Coordinator Liz Krebs
Summary of project A health fair was organized by a committee of people. The fair was targeted to community members utilizing the northfield Community action center (including the foodshelf and clothes closet) as well as general members of the community. Our AMSA chapter sponsored a booth at the fair, providing education for adults on the importance of immunizing themselves.

Content area N/A
Number of participants between 150-200
Participant hours involved hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $180
Project funding AMSA grant,Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising word of mouth, signs around town, an ad in the newspaper, accouncments on the radio public access TV channel
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions I feel that you could always do something like this "one better", so to speak. For what we chose to do with our booth, have a trivia game with prizes, using hard trivia questions forcing the fair goers to utilize the info sheets we provided to answer the

Comments This is a great project for many different reasons - if you can be part of a larger event in your community, all the better, just one more way to get your chapters name out to the community and make some valuable connections. It's also a great project fo