Student pharmacists and faculty from The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, along with members of other local health and safety organizations, provided free information to the public.
October is American Pharmacists Month with the theme “Know Your Pharmacist, Know Your Medicine,” and pharmacy students from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo joined the national event by spotlighting pharmacists’ contributions to health care at an informational fair held in Hilo.
The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy presented its sixth annual Health Fair at the Prince Kuhio Plaza on Oct. 11. Student pharmacists and faculty from the college, along with members of other local health and safety organizations, provided free health screenings and other information to the public.
“We are delighted to present our annual event at the mall again this year since it allowed us to reach out and help so many people from all over our community,” said Patricia Uber, co-chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice.
Along with the UH Hilo pharmacy college, community health organizations with booths at the fair were A Dream Come True Foundation, AlohaCare, Hawai‘i Island HIV/AIDS Foundation, Senior Medicare Patrol, Hospice of Hilo, HMSA, Hawaiʻi Health Connector, Healthway, Project Vision Hawaiʻi, Senior Medicare Patrol and The Arc of Hilo. Also there to share information was the UH Hilo Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes and Hawai‘i County Civil Defense.
Student pharmacists and faculty did health screenings on blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. There were medication checks, healthy living demonstrations, and informational booths.