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The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) is on a mission to help Hawaiʻi residents develop healthier lifestyle habits. On Saturday, September 17, DKICP students and faculty will be offering free, confidential health screenings and consultations 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at Hale Kīhoʻihoʻi, Classroom A.

The event will include blood pressure and blood glucose screenings, as well as information and consultations about a variety of topics, such as asthma and COPD, smoking cessation, nutrition and lifestyle changes, reproductive health, and reviews of current medications.

“The program also allows student pharmacists to refine the skills necessary for their future careers,” said DKICP Associate Professor Jarred Prudencio. “The event will be run by our students, and faculty will be on hand to supervise and consult.”

The one-day event is part of Aloha Project and organized by the DKICP chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP).

“Participants can choose the types of screenings and consultations they want, and our student pharmacists will provide screening results and helpful information, answer questions and can help to connect them with other resources, such as smoking cessation or nutrition management support groups,” said Carly Bell, APhA-ASP Aloha Project chair. “We are happy to be able to again offer these services to the public after taking a two-year break from in-person community-based events during the pandemic.”

For more information, visit the Aloha Project website.

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