With the help of students and a faculty member who serves as the pharmacy director, the Stout Street Clinic for the Homeless fills more than 125,000 prescriptions every year and provides diabetes care management and smoking cessation clinics at no cost to patients.
Diabetes Care and Anti-coagulation Clinics
The school oversees 16 diabetes care and anti-coagulation clinics located in pharmacies throughout rural Colorado, from Sterling to Alamosa to Palisade. Each site serves as an experiential training site for senior pharmacy students who provide direct patient care under the supervision of local preceptors and full-time School of Pharmacy faculty members.
The Integrated Nutrition Education Program
The INEP has developed a school-based nutrition education program for grades 1 through 5. The lessons are taught over the course of a school year and are designed to meet grade-level academic standards for literacy and science, involve food preparation and/or tasting, and be bilingual (activity sheets and take-home recipes are in both English and Spanish).
The Integrated Nutrition Education Program has been a partner of the School of Pharmacy for more than 10 years.
Nutrition Programs and Partner Schools
Healthy food habits and daily physical activity are important concepts for elementary aged children. Our first-year pharmacy students team up with an elementary school classroom at a partner school and teach the Integrated Nutrition Education Program (INEP) alongside elementary school teachers. The experience provides first-year pharmacy students with a taste of real-world counseling.
Through experiential education programs and student organizations such as the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), students and faculty advisors provide direct patient care through clinics such as diabetes care, blood pressure control, osteoporosis screening, flu vaccinations, and medication reviews and evaluations. Locations and events include Denver Indian Health and Family Services, the Black Church Initiative, the Center for African American Health, Platte Valley Clinic, health fairs (Latino, Russian, Native American, 9Health Fair), the National Western Stock Show and smoking prevention/cessation programs in elementary schools.