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Minority Affairs Section Subcommittees

In working with AMA-MAS staff on evaluation and implementation, the core members of each subcommittee would be responsible for hosting online forums/discussions on key topics and assist in cultivating relationships that would support the goals of the AMA-MAS. Please note that members of policy/program development subcommittee must be a delegate or member of state/specialty society.

Patient advocacy

Objectives:

  • Improving minority health and eliminating racial and ethnic health care disparities.
  • Developing Web site content for use by other clinicians and laypersons on relevant health topics.
  • Monitor online discussion forums pertaining to minority health and eliminating racial and ethnic health care disparities.

Required activities:

  • Work with AMA staff to develop data on relevant health topics and develop materials to post on the AMA-MAS Web site for Minority Health Month, National Diabetes Month, SIDS Awareness Month, etc.
  • AMA-MAS Governing Council lead(s): Drs. Lohse and Stewart
  • Number of core committee members needed: 4

Workforce diversity

Objectives:

  • Promoting diversity in the medical profession
  • Commitment to support AMA Doctors Back to School (DBTS) program
  • Identify other opportunities to provide education on workforce diversity

Required activities:

  • Coordinate 2 DBTS visits within in community during a 12 month period
  • Participate in monthly online forums to discuss workforce diversity opportunities with current workforce and student pipeline
  • Development of new program to enhance diversity
  • AMA-MAS Governing Council lead(s): Dr. Coombs and Dr. Chapman
  • Number of core committee members needed: 4

Policy/program development

Objectives:

  • Influencing policy and programs through leadership or involvement in organized medicine.
  • Communicate with greater AMA-MAS membership to assess feelings on current clinical and policy issues related to medicine
  • Conduct needs assessment (e.g. surveys or trending report) for resolution submission to AMA House of Delegates (HOD) or development of educational program

Required activities

  • Facilities policy discussions on relevant topic
  • AMA-MAS Governing Council lead(s): Dr. Ramos
  • Number of core committee members needed: 4

Special note: Members of policy/program development subcommittee must be a delegate or member of state/specialty society.