Pharmacy Students Volunteer at Haddon Heights Health Fair
Published on October 16, 2017
Nearly a dozen students from the American Pharmacist Association- Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) participated in a health fair at the Haddon Heights Fall Festival on Saturday, October 7, 2017, in Haddon Heights, NJ.
There were student representatives from Operation Diabetes, Generation Rx, and Operation Self-Care on hand to deliver blood glucose screenings, blood pressure screenings, and educate individuals about self-care and the use of naloxone for opioid reversal. A pharmacist was also unhand to deliver 20 influenza vaccinations. Students also quizzed passers-by about how to decipher medications from candy using a colorful poster.
Grace Earl PharmD, the faculty advisor for the APhA-ASP said the group was met by Carl Ballier from the Haddon Heights Public Health Department who was enthusiastic about their participation.
Students who participated include: Charissa Pham PharmD’19, Melissa Nguyen PharmD’19, Sidra Kazmi PharmD’19, Alicia Alex PharmD’20, Kelly Mitchell PharmD’19, Marie Tomoiaga PharmD’20, Kachel Mallari PharmD’19, Zixuan Yang PharmD’21, Fabbiha Chowdhury PharmD’21, and Alexus Rivas PharmD’20.