AWHS offers grants geared towards engaging members of AMWA in service and advocacy projects within their community. These grants are focused on community engagement and include medically-related (1) Community-Based Research, (2) Sustainable Community Service Projects, (3) Community Advocacy/Education.
The primary goals of the Community Project Grants are to:
Engage AMWA students, resident, and physicians in partnering with under-served communities
Increase community outreach and resources
Improve access to or quality of care for at-risk populations
Maintain community self-reliance by focusing on sustainability
Promote awareness of issues with medical care access, resources, disparity
Plan for long-term solutions by empowering residents to explore innovative ideas in addressing these issues
Projects grants will be in the form of grants not to exceed 500$, and will be awarded based on criteria including sustainability, benefit to community, engagement of community members, and educational value. Applications are open to all full student, resident, and physician AMWA members.