Pharmacy School Offers Health Clinics at Mary’s Place
Over the course of spring 2018 semester, Wegmans School of Pharmacy students and faculty worked closely with Mary’s Place to provide routine health clinics for refugees served by the community organization.
The goal of the clinics was to provide a wide range of preventive health services including health screenings and education about wellness and healthy choices. According to Dr. Kelly Conn, assistant professor, refugees received on-site blood pressure and blood glucose screenings as well as free reading glasses tailored to fit their needs.
Conn said the efforts were part of the Script Your Future national campaign, which aimed to raise awareness about medication adherence.
“Students and faculty provided personal reviews of medications with participants and reminded them about the importance of adhering to their prescribed treatment regimens,” she said. “The health fairs also focused on educating refugees about healthy choices and included student presentations and discussions about sugary beverages and healthy food choices.”
Many students at the School participated in the health fairs, led by Torie Fyles, Joelle Arieno, and Karlie Mahan, who helped organize the events.