Community


Screenings and Immunizations

Students and faculty at the College of Pharmacy provide numerous screenings, immunizations, and other services to patients mostly in and around Central Ohio. Services are often held at health fairs or other community events and can include screenings for

  • Bone health
  • Flu immunizations
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
  • Medication reviews
  • Diabetes screenings
  • Safe medication practices

To schedule an event, contact keeler.16@osu.edu.

 


Free Clinics

Many Ohio State faculty, staff, and students are involved with the free clinics throughout Columbus. 

Contact:
Anna Haas-Gehres, PharmD
Haas-gehres.2@osu.edu

 


Senior Care

Through a variety of programs, faculty and students provide quality senior care to the older populations in Central Ohio. Areas of assistance include medication reviews and reconciliations, bone health screenings, and flu vaccinations. For more information, or to schedule a service, contact the faculty member below.

Contact:
Ruth Emptage, PharmD, CGP
Emptage.8@osu.edu

 


Generation Rx

Generation Rx LogoSince 2009, the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University and the Cardinal Health Foundation have partnered to provide open source educational materials that anyone can use to help prevent the misuse of prescription drugs. These ready-to-use resources are designed to provide everything you need to make a presentation or offer a program in your community, school or college. Visit GenerationRx.org to learn more about the resources available.

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Generation Rx Lab

The Generation Rx Lab is a fun and innovative educational experience within the Labs in Life exhibit at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI). In this lab, COSI visitors of all ages can conduct engaging, hands-on experiments as they learn about the science of drugs.

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Learning

More information coming soon.

 


Partner for Promotion

Partner for PromotionPartner for Promotion aims to expand quality patient care services in community-based pharmacy practices. By empowering current and future pharmacists to create sustainable services, we advance the role of the pharmacist in the health care team, improve outcomes, and increase patient access to care.

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Contact:
Jennifer Rodis, PharmD, BSPS
Rodis.2@osu.edu
 

 


Pharmacy Ambassadors

Pharmacy Ambassadors is a program created to provide interactive educational sessions that introduce immigrants, refugees, or other people who could benefit from a general introduction to the U.S. healthcare and pharmacy systems. It provides a general look at services available from a community pharmacy, overview of prescription and over-the-counter medications, how to obtain and fill/refill a prescription, and how to read a prescription label. The program was initially created in 2013 as a collaboration between The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, a national grocery store chain pharmacy, and a refugee resettlement agency to introduce newly resettled refugees in Columbus to U.S. healthcare and pharmacy systems. The resources used for the program is available online to print and download.

Website: go.osu.edu/pharmacyambassadors

Contact:
Global Pharmacy Initiatives Coordinator
cop-global@osu.edu

 


Pills, Potions, and Poisons

The Pills, Potions and Poisons program for rising 10th-12th graders provides students with an overview of pharmacology and its relationship to health, disease and society. The week-long summer daycamp provides students learning through a variety of approaches including lecture, discussion, debate, games, laboratory visits, field trips and hands-on experiments.

Website

Contact:
Molly Downing, PhD
Downing.211@osu.edu

 


Student Programming

Students make up a large part of Outreach and Engagement Efforts at the College of Pharmacy.