Event Title

Building Healthy Bridges: Providing Pharmacy Outreach Services to the Hispanic/Latino Senior Residents of RI

Location

Pharmacy Building, Rm. 130

Start Date

1-10-2014 4:00 PM

End Date

1-10-2014 4:50 PM

Description

Dr. Noemi Ramos DeSimone, Coordinator, Pharmacy Outreach Program. The Pharmacy Outreach Program at the University of Rhode Island provides an objective, free source of information and education on medications, health, and financial medication resources to all Rhode Island residents. The program also serves as an Advanced Pharmacy experiential site for the 6th year Pharm.D. candidates at the College of Pharmacy. In 2006, the Outreach Program expanded its services in Spanish to reach the Hispanic/Latino communities. Since then, we have built strong relationships with more than 20 urban community centers and senior housing authorities. All of our educational Spanish programs aim to decrease health disparities by guiding seniors to live healthier lives and to improve self‐management of chronic diseases. We also encourage the use of preventive health care and pharmacy services and provide assistance with medication management. Since 2011 we have averaged 132 activities per year with an average of 2,075 participants. Such activities include educational presentations, blood pressure screenings with medication counseling, health fairs, and the Brown Bag program. Moreover, we have partnered with The University of Rhode Island’s SNAP‐Ed Program to provide a series of culturally sensitive interdisciplinary educational programs to focus on modifiable risk factors, such as nutrition, lifestyle modifications, and medication management, for seniors with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

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Building Healthy Bridges: Providing Pharmacy Outreach Services to the Hispanic/Latino Senior Residents of RI

Pharmacy Building, Rm. 130

Dr. Noemi Ramos DeSimone, Coordinator, Pharmacy Outreach Program. The Pharmacy Outreach Program at the University of Rhode Island provides an objective, free source of information and education on medications, health, and financial medication resources to all Rhode Island residents. The program also serves as an Advanced Pharmacy experiential site for the 6th year Pharm.D. candidates at the College of Pharmacy. In 2006, the Outreach Program expanded its services in Spanish to reach the Hispanic/Latino communities. Since then, we have built strong relationships with more than 20 urban community centers and senior housing authorities. All of our educational Spanish programs aim to decrease health disparities by guiding seniors to live healthier lives and to improve self‐management of chronic diseases. We also encourage the use of preventive health care and pharmacy services and provide assistance with medication management. Since 2011 we have averaged 132 activities per year with an average of 2,075 participants. Such activities include educational presentations, blood pressure screenings with medication counseling, health fairs, and the Brown Bag program. Moreover, we have partnered with The University of Rhode Island’s SNAP‐Ed Program to provide a series of culturally sensitive interdisciplinary educational programs to focus on modifiable risk factors, such as nutrition, lifestyle modifications, and medication management, for seniors with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.