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Community Outreach at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. Christina Abelli Andrea Russell Russell Poisson. Objectives. Goal: Increase the extent to which pharmacy departments in health systems engage in public health initiatives on behalf of their communities.

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Community outreach at the university of rhode island college of pharmacy

Community Outreach at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy

Christina Abelli

Andrea Russell

Russell Poisson


Objectives
Objectives

  • Goal: Increase the extent to which pharmacy departments in health systems engage in public health initiatives on behalf of their communities.

  • Promoting healthy aging

  • Healthcare & community development

  • Volunteer services to benefit public health


Healthy aging in the community

Healthy aging in the community

Christina Abelli

Student Pharmacist Class of 2013

University of Rhode Island

College of Pharmacy


Overview
Overview

  • ASCP

    • American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

    • American Senior Care Pharmacists

  • South Kingstown Senior Center

  • South Bay Manor

  • Script Your Future

  • Healthy Living


South kingstown senior center
South Kingstown Senior Center

  • Fall Frolic

  • New Years event

  • Medicare assistance

  • Brown bag events

  • Exercise activities

  • Support groups

  • Technology lessons




South bay manor
South Bay Manor

  • Senior Prom

  • Wii Bowling Wednesdays

  • Exercise programs

  • Adopt A Patient

    • MTM/ SOAP notes

  • Health Fair


Senior prom 2011
Senior Prom2011

Preparations!


Future outreach
Future Outreach

  • Script your Future

    • Provide information to local senior centers

    • Promote patient adherence

  • Promote healthy living and healthy aging in the community


South africa healthcare community development fall 2008

South Africa- Healthcare & Community DevelopmentFall 2008

Andrea Russell

Student Pharmacist

URI College of Pharmacy


South african health care system
South African Health Care System

  • Private Sector; brain drain

  • Public Sector; national funding

  • Traditional healers/herbalists


Challenges to adherence
Challenges to adherence

  • Social stigma

  • Access

  • Cultural values

  • Uninformed national leaders


Overcoming challenges to adherence
Overcoming challenges to adherence

  • “counting table”

  • Spending time with patients


Pharmacy student activities

Pharmacy Student Activities

Rhode Island Free Clinic Pharmacy

Russell D Poisson

PharmD Class of 2013

Saturday November 5th, 2011


Rhode island free clinic
Rhode Island Free Clinic

  • 655 Broad Street Providence RI 02907

  • Americorp VISTA

  • Services offered


Pharmacy student activity
Pharmacy Student Activity

  • Sample Closet

  • Pharmacy first established in 2009

  • IPPE Service Learning Opportunities


Pharmacy services provided
Pharmacy Services Provided

  • Over 60 often used generic medications

  • Patient Assistance Program

  • Adherence Counseling


Challenges
Challenges

  • Increasing Volume

  • Limited Space

  • Computer System


Questions more information
Questions/More Information?


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