Student National Pharmaceutical Association

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2014-05-01

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Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement

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The Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) is devoted to projects and initiatives that aim to enhance community health and awareness concerning many different disease states. Our ultimate goal is to serve the underserved. As students at the College of Pharmacy, we are being trained as future professionals in the health care world. SNPhA is an outlet for us to apply our knowledge and skills as we learn and foster an attitude of service.

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IMPACT. 1: The chapter at The Ohio State University has held more than 20 events, educating over 500 patients about their blood pressure, blood sugar, immunization, and medication. One of the greatest projects that SNPhA members created during the fall semester of 2013 was to help raise awareness for global child vaccination and to generate funds to make the eradication of polio disease possible in the developing world through Shot@Life, a United Nation Foundation campaign that empowers Americans to champion vaccines to save the lives of children in developing countries. Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of individuals; cheap and effective vaccines are available to prevent polio. Participants downloaded the CharityMiles application on their phone that logged the number of miles they ran/biked/walked to raise money for Shot@Life. Every 4 miles logged equaled 1 polio vaccine donated. SNPhA logged 989.395 miles, which raised 244 vaccines.
OSU PARTNERS: College of Pharmacy
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Shot At Life; National Kidney Foundation; Heart of Ohio Family Health Centers; Central Ohio Diabetes Association (CODA); Capital Park Family Health Center
PRIMARY CONTACT: Kai Hu (hu.455@osu.edu)

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Engaged Scholars, v. 2 (2014).