Student National Pharmaceutical Association December/January Newsletter


World AIDS Day is a great time to raise awareness and educate the community about HIV/AIDS. SNPhA partnered with Hope for Tennessee to provide HIV testing to students and faculty/staff on December 1, 2016 from 11am-2pm in the Culp auditorium. We were able to have an open and honest conversation about the disease in which gave us insight on how to help fight against the stigma associated with HIV. Along with HIV/AIDS risk factors and statistics, we provided information about PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). A total of 20 patients were impacted by our event. The event was coordinated by our Remember The Ribbon initiative (RTR) chair, Katrice Lampley ('19)

World AIDS Day Celebration - Walgreens (N. State of Franklin)

A big topic for World AIDS Day 2016 is the growing use of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) for the prevention of HIV. SNPhA partnered with Walgreens to help educate the community on how PrEP can change the rates of new HIV infections if used properly with condoms and other prevention methods. It was great to see that many people in the community had already heard about PrEP. We also provided educational materials on HCV and other common STDs. The event was coordinated by Katrice Lampley ('19), RTR chair and Audrey Amolegbe ('19), Operation Immunization chair

Finals Week: Coffee & Donut Break

To kick off Fall's final exam week, SNPhA was able to provide the student body with coffee and donuts. A special thank you to the Dean's office for providing the coffee

SNPhA Co-morbidity Challenge

Our members visited the HillCrest Rx, a independent pharmacy here in Johnson City, TN to provide patrons with free blood pressure screenings; and to educate them on the importance of monitoring and controlling blood pressure. Our co-morbidity event highlighted uncontrolled blood pressure and chronic kidney disease. Patients received handout depicting the ranges of blood pressure and a breakdown of what each number corresponded to; along with other resources. Additionally, information on health lifestyles and dieting geared towards reducing high blood pressure and protect kidneys were explained and distributed. Members that participated in this event included: Ahbab Ahmed ('19), Erin Walker ('19), Roshni Patel ('19) and Bryce Peebles ('19)

Salvation Army

SNPhA & Christian Pharmacist Fellowship Institute (CPFI) joined forces again to continue our monthly meal service. Members participating included: Kristen Medlock ('19), Sarah Ofori ('19), Santon Shagavah ('19), Chris Smith ('19) and Jessica Stringfellow ('19)

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