Goals: Assist in the implementation and publicity of the SNMA's community service protocols and community outreach efforts. Oversee accurate tracking and documentation of protocols and other projects. Work with and supervise the efforts of individual protocol/initiative coordinators.
Announcements & Resources
The 50th Anniversary SNMA Day of Service
Diversifying Medicine: 50 years of Service
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the SNMA this year, we would also like to acknowledge SNMA's historic commitment to service. Join us as we celebrate SNMA's Founding throughout the month of October with activities kicking off on October 4th! In celebration of our organization's committment to service, we are encouraging SNMA chapters participate in the following ways:
1) Highlight your community service efforts throughout the month of October!
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Throughout the month, please upload pictures onto social media of your members/chapters doing service events (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the hashtags #SNMA50th and #SNMAservice). As we are celebrating 50 years of SNMA, photos of present and past service can be posted. We just ask that the past photos have the hashtag #SNMAthrowback. Also, please email all media to email@example.com throughout the month, as we will showcase your chapter on the new SNMA Instagram account starting October 6th. Remember, for the service events done this October, we encourage the chapters to wear variations of blue, white, and black to celebrate SNMA unity!
2) I <3 SNMA!``
Overall, there are multiple ways to get involved in the celebration! Let's get #SNMA50th, #SNMAservice, #SNMAthrowback, and #IHEARTSNMA trending on social media to let the world know why the Student National Medical Association is important to not only you, but to the medical community as well.
HAPPY SNMA Founders Month!!
SNMA Community Service Grant: The SNMA Community Service Grant program provides financial assistance to SNMA local chapters for service efforts. These efforts comply with the mission of the SNMA and are ideally related to national protocols. SNMA cannot fund speaker honoraria, food or travel. Chapters receiving grants will be required to submit a completed evaluation form and document the project within the Chapter Report Form upon completion. Failure to complete either form may jeopardize a chapter's ability to receive funds in the future. Projects may be chosen for presentation at the Annual National Medical Education Conference. The application for the 2014 Fall Grant Application can be fouund here. Deadline for the Fall Grant is December 1st.
It's October which means it is time to participate in the Health and Wellness Programs: Obesity Prevention.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Minorities continue to experience a disproportionate burden of preventable disease, death, and disability compared with non-minorities. Among the 10 leading causes of death among African Americans are heart disease (#1), cancer (#2), stroke (#3), diabetes (#4), kidney disease (#6).
WHAT CAN OUR CHAPTERS DO?
•Organize a "Healthy Cooking" class at a local church or community center. Good meals are a shared pleasure at the heart of African American family life and special celebrations. Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style is a recipe book, developed by National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute that brings together many African American favorite recipes, prepared in a heart healthy way, lower in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium! Use your favorite search engine to look for this title.
•Promote preventive cancer screenings in your community. With preventive screenings, the number of new cancer cases can be reduced and many cancer- related deaths can be prevented. Screening for cervical and colorectal cancers helps prevent these diseases by finding precancerous lesions at an early, often highly treatable stage. Post or distribute information at community hot-spots. Brochures, fact sheets & posters can be found at cdc.gov/cancer, "Publications".
•Host a Health & Wellness workshop in your local community. Use the following resources to bring diabetes prevention, physical activity and healthy eating programs to your community.
*See the Protocol Handbook for some great event ideas!
Join our Committee
AMEC 2015 Community Service Poster Forum
National Community Service Protocols
For ideas on how to participate in each protocol, feel free to utilize our Protocol Handbook.
How Can My Chapter Participate?
Deadlines / Reporting