Through the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis' partnerships with local nonprofits, students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to give back to the community.
- The University has enjoyed a great relationship with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for years. Student volunteers hold numerous diabetes screenings every year at pharmacies and other venues across St. Louis and host Boo Fest on campus every October. Students provide educational information to kids with diabetes and their parents while presenting fun activities in a carnival-like atmosphere.
- Working with the St. Louis Regional Asthma Consortium, faculty created the Asthma Friendly Pharmacies program. Seven pharmacies in the St. Louis region provide advanced pharmaceutical care to patients with asthma through the program, which is integrated in our experiential curriculum.
- Health literacy affects everyone, and pharmacists are key to helping people become educated about their medications. Working with Health Literacy Missouri, students help patients understand health and disease, drugs, interactions and how lifestyle affects health.
- Ready Readers, a nonprofit organization devoted to preventing reading problems in low-income communities. Our student pharmacists read to the kids and pass along positive health care messages by reading a health-related book. The kids are also given free, high-quality books to continue their love of reading at home.