Student National Pharmaceutical AssociationMarch newsletter
REGION 1 & 2 CONFERENCE - BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
Chapters members Roshni Chaudhry, Danielle Eskens ('20), Erin Light ('19) and Sarah Ofori ('19) attended the Region 1&2 conference hosted by Samford University. Members participated in the "Bridging the Gap" events; delegate sessions and a series of workshops and presentations..
NCPA & SNPhA - Hope House Fair
The Hope House is maternity home and crisis resource center located in Kingsport, TN. The offer prenatal services to low socio-economic expecting mothers and follow-up after birth. There services include housing, food, clothing,baby items, counseling prenatal care and nursing support. Additionally, young mothers can obtain education opporunities and job placements. SNPhA and NCPA collaborated to host a health fair at the facilities providing information on: UTI's and yeast infections
Infant immunization schedules
Colds vs. Flu vs. Allergies
OTC safety in children
OTC medicines in pregnancy and lactation
A total of 18 student volunteered to present the various informations and participated in a Q&A session.
March = Kidney Month
NATIONAL KIDNEY MONTH - "DRINK WATER" challenge
Our chapter members participated in the "Drink Water" challenge to promote the consumption of more water as opposed to fruit juices, sodas and other high caloric beverages.
CPFI & SNPhA: SALVATION ARMY MEALS
We partnered with CPFI to continue with our monthly meals at the local Salvation Army. Student participants: 5 Patients/Community members reached: 46
WOMEN'S HEALTH: TOILETRIES DRIVE
The ETSU chapter of SNPhA collected items from 03/27/2017 - 03/31/2017 for the women of the Tri-Cities community. All items were donated and dispersed to local Salvation Army to benefit our female population.
Chronic Kidney Disease: Education Session
Our members participated in an education session to support awareness for Chronic Kidney Disease for National Kidney Month. The main focus of the session was to show how uncontrolled blood pressure can relate to chronic kidney disease. Many of the individuals that attend the church were of the older age group. Patients had the opportunity after the session to get their blood pressure checked and to participate in a Q&A sessions. Student participants: 3 Patients: 21
We will be partnering with the Quillen College of Medicine to provide blood pressure and blood glucose checks.