Dallas pharmacy students volunteer at interprofessional health fair

DFW Health FairSeveral School of Pharmacy students from the Dallas/Fort Worth campus partnered with Tzu Chi Foundation, a local charity and education group, to provide health screenings and services Oct. 29 to the underserved community in the Arlington area. Fourth-year  (P4) student Amrita Das helped coordinate the event. Das is community service chair for the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), a student organization whose goals include working to improve the health, education and social environments within their communities.

SNPhA members and other School of Pharmacy students provided free blood pressure screenings, A1C checks, BMI checks and health education to 58 individuals. Krystal Edwards, Pharm.D., associate professor for career development, worked with a clinical coordinator-pharmacist from a community pharmacy chain and a local hospital pharmacist to precept students and provide health education. In addition, Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers helped patients complete paperwork and navigate the health fair and a group of local nurses administered flu shots.

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