AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title World AIDS Day & Yale AIDS Week
Project type(s) Community Service,Fundraiser,School Service,Social Event,Speaker
Date completed 12/2006
Chapter Yale University SOM
Project Coordinator Kamila Sikora
Summary of project Events on World AIDS Day included: an international video conference on HIV/AIDS (organized by Americans for Informed Democracy); distribution of condoms and HIV testing information at a local bar; and red ribbon fundraising at the medical school. Throughout the next week (Yale AIDS Week) events included: lecture on microbicides and methods of HIV transmission, panel of experts working with HIV patients speaking on how to advocate for our patients with HIV and what resources are available to patients outside the clinical setting; panel on global AIDS with representatives from PHR, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, and Ethiopia Hospital Management Initiative; wine and cheese reception on "Reflection on the Global AIDS Epidemic and the Response." Throughout the week, we also had a large canvas with paints available for a community art project--people left their hand prints and thoughts on the canvas entitled "An HIV-free generation begins with us..." Throughout the week, we raised $700, which was split equally in donations for AIDS Project New Haven and the Global Fund.

Content area HIV/AIDS
Number of participants 200
Participant hours involved 200 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost 1100
Project funding Local chapter funds,Medical school funds,AMSA grant,Other grant
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising E-mails and large color flyers throughout the med school and undergrad campuses
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions We should not have left the paints overnight at the art canvas because they were stollen toward the end of the week. Also, all our speaker events and panels were over dinner, which helped with attendance.

Comments Get a good group of people to work with because that was a huge help!