Students and faculty from Palm Beach Atlantic University's Gregory School of Pharmacy made more than 1,500 interactions with the public during the recent Prescription for Health event at CityPlace.
The day-long health fair featured 20 booths, 17 of them health care related, organizers said.
In all, 195 student volunteers and 18 faculty provided health screenings and offered information on such topics as diabetes, heartburn, immunization, dermatology, poison prevention, smoking cessation, blood pressure, medication disposal, children's health, alternative medication, asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), veterinary pharmacy, fitness, cholesterol and know your medication, know your pharmacist. Walgreens and CVS pharmacies also had booths.
Members of PBA's chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists said they organized the event in response to APhA-ASP's presidential theme this year, Many Paths, One Purpose: Inspiring Student Pharmacists to Unite the Profession.
PBA's School of Nursing also took part, as well as the following organizations: Florida Pharmacy Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International, Pharmacy Servant Leaders for Christ, Pre-Pharmacy Society, Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, Rho Chi Honor Society, Phi Delta Chi, Kappa Psi and Kappa Epsilon.