Pharmacy students from the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine prepared diabetes care packages in January to benefit patients at the Good News Clinics in Gainesville.
The clinics provide medical and dental care to uninsured residents of Hall County who cannot afford health care services.
The clinics received 25 supply bags including exam gloves, alcohol swabs, first aid kits, antibacterial bandages and diabetes awareness booklets to help support diabetic patients.
Students last year gave supplies to one clinic in Gwinnett County but this year joined with other student organizations to assemble another 125 supply bags that went to three Gwinnett clinics.
The program is done thanks to $1,200 grant awards from Walgreens. Student leaders from the college’s Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, National Community Pharmacy Association and American Pharmacists Association combined grants they received to make a bigger impact in the community.
“We wanted to expand our outreach by joining with other student organizations,” said Andrea Douglas, pharmacy student and AMCP president.