Pharmacy Students Participate in Script Your Future Challenge
Published on March 22, 2017
A group of pharmacy students, led by Anika Fanlo PharmD’19, are participating in the Script Your Future Challenge. The group attended 14 events over the last two months including the MLK Day of Service Adult Health Clinic at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Sunray Drugs Pharmacy, Sayre Health Center, West Philadelphia Community Center, The Watermark Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Home, Know Your Numbers Men’s Health Initiative 2017 at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, Clark Park Farmers’ Market, and the Cooper Rowan Student Clinic
The students distributed medication list wallet cards, pill boxes, posters, and encouraged patients to sign the pledge to take their meds. They also addressed health-related questions such as OTC recommendations, identified common side effects, counseled on device use such as inhalers, discussed risk vs benefit of adherence to patient’s chronic conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and asthma.
In total, they were able to get 170 signed pledges, distributed more than 250 wallet cards, and reached about 500 patients. Even after the competition is over, the group will continue outreach efforts to fortify current relationships and build new ones. They will also measure patient impact in West Philadelphia through patient surveys and adherence assessments.