National Primary Care Week

American Medical Student Association

Monday Oct 3, 2016 08:00 am EDT to Friday Oct 7, 2016 05:00 pm EDT
United States

National Primary Care Week is an annual event to highlight the importance of primary care and bring health care professionals together to discuss and learn about the impacts climate change can and will have on human health and health care. NPCW’s goal is to engage physicians-in-training, students across the health care spectrum, and the general population on the indispensable role of primary care in our health care system.

How can you participate?

  1. During NPCW, participate in national webinars held Monday, October 5 through Friday, October 9, 2015. Organize a lunch lecture at your campus to participate virtually in the webinar. Topics, speakers, and schedule of webinars will be available shortly.
  2. Plan a movie matinee. Videos can generate awareness about communities with limited access to primary care and will also educate those who are interested in working in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
  3. Organize a health fair on your campus or in your community during NPCW. Provide information on food and nutrition, health promotion, and disease prevention.
  4. Set up a photo booth on your school campus during NPCW. A primary care photo booth provides a fun, but also impactful message about why students, clinicians, and primary care supporters are passionate about the field.
  5. Create your own event at your school, using the Programming Menu displayed below or Events in a Box offered by National Health Service Corps. These are some great events to plan and topics to discuss with your fellow classmates in relation to primary care.
  6. Collaborate with local ambassadors from National Health Service Corps to participate in National Corps Community Day events during NPCW. Search for a local NHSC Ambassador here.
  7. Come up with your own project/event. AMSA has put together tools and resources to help you put together a rock solid NPCW!
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