AMSA Chapters around the world are doing great work for their members, their schools, and their communities. Join AMSA National as we visit AMSA Chapters, attend events, and make advocacy trips by keeping up with our updates here on “What’s Happening at AMSA Chapters!”
April 11, 2016
AMSA taking action against North Carolina HB2!
North Carolina House Bill 2 (HB2) is an unnecessarily discriminatory act against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people of North Carolina. AMSA strongly opposes House Bill 2, as it directly harms the rights and the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in North Carolina.
Take action! Sign the petition started by Healthcare professionals and students in North Carolina and their allies. And make a call to Governor McCrory’s office today using the information in the form below!
January 13, 2016
AMSA Jefferson Introduces #PAPSNAP
#PAPSNAP is a Cervical Cancer Awareness social media campaign, proposed by Keri Bergin of Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) at Jefferson University AMSA, aimed at destigmatizing gynecological appointments. Those who need routine exams with a gynecologist are encouraged to schedule their appointments during the month of January and to take a selfie of themselves on their way to their appointment, while they’re waiting for their clinician in their exam room, or after they’re finished, and post the selfie on social media with the hashtag #PAPSNAP!
January 6, 2016
2015 AMSA Advocacy Wrap-Up
Catch up with some of the big news in AMSA advocacy work in 2015. Historic Supreme Court decisions, controversial legislation, formal letters of complaint, and wonderful grassroots work by AMSA chapters across the country….It’s been a busy year–here’s to even more advocacy and activism in 2016!
December 11, 2015
AMSA Members Meet with Legislator’s Office to Impact Policy!
Last month, students from Case Western Reserve University SOM held their own advocacy training for students to get more involved with policy impacting our patients lives. The training focused on meeting with elected officials and was followed by an immediate opportunity to put the training into practice by a meeting with Senator Sherrod Brown’s office that afternoon! Read about their experiences
December 11, 2015
AMSA Students at Brown University Alpert Medical School Share Untold Stories of Persons Experiencing Homelessness through the Rhode Island Medical Navigator Partnership Narrative Project
Brown University Alpert Medical School Students Alicia Lu and Meredith Adamo came away from their experience working with clients who experience chronic homelessness with a unique thought–there are stories here that need to be heard. Both helped found the Rhode Island Medical Navigator Partnership which connects students longitudinally with clients who experience chronic homelessness and suffer from a high burden of medical illness to help them access health care, to schedule and accompany them to medical appointments, to advocate on their behalf, and to coordinate care amongst multiple healthcare and social service providers. Their experiences led them to create the Rhode Island Medical Navigator Partnership Narrative Project.
November 13, 2015
AMSA Joins TPP Protest in New York
On November 13, AMSA joined with Trade Justice and HealthGAP to hold a press conference and demonstration in front of Pfizer in New York City to bring awareness to the heavy hand that big Pharma had in negotiating the dangerous trade agreement. The agreement contains harmful provisions that will extend patents and decrease access to medicine in the US and around the world. It also contains provisions that make it possible for corporations to challenge public health laws if they believe these laws hurt their bottom line.
September 25, 2015
EAF Advocacy Trip: Update 3
Two weeks ago, AMSA’s Education and Advocacy Fellow, Alison Case, was on the road visiting chapters across the Midwest and offering advocacy workshops on meeting with elected officials. The workshops focused on planning and prepping for a legislative visit, making an agenda, framing, and designing a rock solid ask.
September 19-20, 2015
EAF Advocacy Trip: Update 2
Last Weekend, September 19 and 20, AMSA partnered with Northeast Indiana’s Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC) to present the Primary Care Interprofessional Leadership Institute at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Participants heard from local practitioners about working in primary care teams and had the opportunity to break into groups to discuss their own solutions to primary care access as interprofessional teams in training.
September 8, 2015
EAF Advocacy Trip: Update 1
Last week Alison Case, the AMSA Education and Advocacy Fellow, helped to launch one of our new chapters, the Illinois Institute of Technology. They have a brand new AMSA chapter and she was lucky to be present at their first general meeting.