Community partnerships provide invaluable opportunities to enhance access to care, interprofessional learning and research.
Through collaboration with communities and organizations, the College of Pharmacy aims to improve the quality of life for patients everywhere.
Screenings, education and immunizations
Students and faculty at the College of Pharmacy provide numerous screenings, immunizations, and other services to patients around Central Ohio. Services are often held at health fairs or other community events and can include screenings for:
- Bone health
- Flu and other immunizations
- Medication reviews
- Diabetes screenings
- Blood pressure screenings
- Education on safe medication practices
Ohio State faculty, staff, students and alumni are involved with free clinics throughout many Central Ohio communities. This relationship helps provide pharmacy care to underserved populations while creating a diverse set of learning environments.
Faculty Practice Engagement
Several faculty members at the College of Pharmacy have clinical practice sites at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) or other medical facilities that specialize in providing health care to underserved populations. Practice sites include:
- Charitable Pharmacy
- Heart of Ohio
- Southeast Ohio Programming
Through a variety of programs, faculty and students provide quality senior care to elderly populations in Central Ohio. Areas of assistance include medication reviews and reconciliations, education sessions, bone health screenings, and flu vaccinations.