UH Hilo College of Pharmacy offers free health screenings Sept. 17

Date: Monday, September 12, 2022
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

Hawai’i residents who want to develop healthier lifestyle habits or who have questions about prescriptions or over-the-counter medications can get in-person information at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) Saturday, September 17, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Hale Kiho`iho`i (DKICP), Classroom A.

DKICP students and faculty will be offering free, confidential health screenings and consultations as part of Aloha Project, a series of one-day events that are open to the public. No sign-up is required.

Organized by the DKICP chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), the event will include blood pressure and blood glucose screenings as well as information and consultations about a variety of topics, including asthma and COPD, smoking cessation, nutrition and lifestyle changes, reproductive health, and reviews of current medications.

“Participants can choose the types of screenings and consultations they want, and our student pharmacists will provide screening results and helpful information, answer questions and can help to connect them with other resources, such as smoking cessation or nutrition management support groups,” explained Carly Bell, APhA-ASP Aloha Project chair. “We are happy to be able to again offer these services to the public after taking a two-year break from in-person community-based events during the pandemic.”

“The program also allows student pharmacists to refine the skills necessary for their future careers,” noted DKICP associate professor Dr. Jarred Prudencio. “The event will be run by our students, and faculty will be on hand to supervise and consult.”

For more information, visit https://thealohaprojectdkicp.wordpress.com, email thealohaprojectdkicp@gmail.com, or call (805) 340-5552.

Hale Kihoʻihoʻi is located at the corner of Nowelo Street and South Aohoku Place, just below Komohana Street.

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