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Rho Pi Phi Continues to Foster Health Education with 2nd Annual Living Hope Health Fair

Jul 16, 2013

The Saturday morning of June 15th was a productive morning spent serving the Stockton community. For the second year Rho Pi Phi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity collaborated with the Bread of Life Program and the Medicare Part D program, under the leadership of Dr. Rajul Patel '01, '06, to host the 2nd Annual Living Hope Health Fair, held at LifeSong Church in Stockton.

The Bread of Life Program is a local non-profit organization that provides free groceries, toiletries and other resources to local families in need. Held alongside this program, student pharmacists, student optometrists, student dental hygienists and other local organizations came together and participated in a health fair to provide free health education, resources, and screenings to the under-served population.

The health fair was extremely successful, with a turnout of nearly 350 patients. Of this, the students provided 77 free blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol screenings, 42 bone mineral density screenings, 12 memory decline screenings, five anemia screenings and 15 asthma screenings. This health fair also featured free eye exams from student optometrists, medication therapy management, and free skin screenings. Major health interventions were made that day, and patients were able to leave with free goodie bags full of resources.

Rho Pi Phi would like to thank all the committees, organizations and fraternities for their participation. In addition, they would especially like to thank preceptors for their continued support.

By: Amanda Vien '15