Past National Service Projects
In 1998, the AMA-MSS Assembly adopted policy creating a local service project as part of its agenda at national meetings (Annual and Interim). These one-time community service projects at national meetings soon grew into a unified effort on the part of AMA-MSS chapters across the country to effect change on serious issues challenging the health of their communities, and the AMA-MSS National Service Project (NSP) was born.
Since its inception in 1998, the AMA-MSS NSP has focused on a wide range of issues, including:
- Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness (1998-2000)
- State Children's Health Insurance Program (2000-2002)
- Tobacco Prevention and Education in Children (2002-2004)
- Healthy Lifestyles to Reduce Obesity (2004-2006)
- Covering the Uninsured and Protecting Access to Care (2006-2009)
- AMA Healthier Life Steps™ program (current NSP, 2009-2014)
Over the years, thousands of medical students at local AMA medical student sections across the country have dedicated countless hours to organizing and implementing hundreds of NSP events on these themes.
Even though the NSP's concentration on these specific issues may have ended, it's never too late to organize a project in your community focusing on a past NSP theme. In fact, local AMA medical student sections are eligible to receive Section Involvement Grants of up to $250 to support events related to past NSPs. Organize an event today!