Touro wins health outreach award

By Barry Eberling; The Daily Republic
From page A1 | May 31, 2013 |

FAIRFIELD — Touro University California’s College of Pharmacy in Vallejo has won a national award that recognizes health profession students and faculty for ideas to raise awareness about medication adherence.

The National Consumer League and its partners conducted a monthlong outreach competition in February. Teams implemented solutions and did outreach in their communities to raise awareness and improve understanding about medication adherence, a Touro press release said.

Touro University’s College of Pharmacy targeted populations that included Hispanics, African-Americans, Asians and the uninsured. The team did such things as conduct blood glucose and blood pressure screenings and advised a number of patients to seek further care due to high blood pressure.

The Mare Island-based university was selected from more than 58 applications and 85 participating colleges and schools of pharmacy, as well as other health professions. The Medication Adherence Team Challenge is part of the “Script Your Future” public awareness campaign launched in 2011 by the National Consumer League.

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