How Can New Members Get Involved?

  • Learn more about Disparities through AMSA’s Web resources.
  • Fight Global HIV/AIDS through Activism in a Box resources,  participation in a lobby day or rally.
  • Present information about domestic health disparities to your AMSA chapter.
  • Join SMAC AIDS, a coalition of student groups fighting global AIDS.

Eliminating Health Disparities
AMSA strives to empower students with knowledge about domestic and global health disparities and provide opportunities for students to take action to eliminate health disparities on the local, state, national, and international levels.

The Issue: In the United States, we believe that health care should not differ by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or geographic location. When these differences do exist, they are referred to as disparities. We see this when racial and ethnic minorities receive lower quality healthcare than white. It is important to understand that differences in race and ethnicity will always exist. It is wrong, however, when these differences lead to unequal care.

AMSA’s Vision: AMSA strives to empower students with knowledge about health disparities and the resources to improve awareness of this issue at the local, state and national levels. In addition, AMSA strives to empower students with the ability to make positive changes at the local or national level.

Find out more at the national site!