FREE Health Screenings
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm in Red Square
On Tuesday, May 22, 2018 the United Pharmacy Professional Organizations of Washington (UPPOW) and UW School of Pharmacy are sponsoring the second annual UPPOW Interprofessional Health Fair in Red Square on the University of Washington Seattle campus. FREE health screens and health information will be available to the public, students, and staff. DJ Stephen the Stylist will spins some tunes and there will be free giveaways from some of the event donors.
WHEN: May 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
WHERE: Red Square
MORE INFORMATION: UPPOW Interprofessional Health Fair Facebook page
“We will have a strong focus on Opioid addiction and mental health including naloxone training and distribution by King County. We are hoping to drive some interest with this and lower the stigma behind this drug,” said Sean Linn, a lead organizer of the event and a third year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) student and Director of Outreach for UPPOW at the UW. “Complementing this will be students discussing the Good Samaritan Laws too. We have 40+ organizations from UW and the local community! It is going to be a blast!”
Last year, hundreds of UW students, staff, faculty, and members of the community received free health information and services at the UPPOW Interprofessional Health Fair. Over 100 students, seven UW faculty, community volunteers, and healthcare providers assisted with providing information and services. Many other volunteers assisted with the set-up, fundraising and other behind-the-scenes work.
This year, more than 40 local and UW organizations are participating, including: Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), Blood Works Northwest, Cliff Bars, Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), Doorway Project, EchoTrain, Essentia Water, Family Medicine Interest Group, UW Hall Health, Health Care Recruitment Collaborative, UW Hearing and Speech Pathology, Hello Fresh Meals, Hepatitis Education Project, Huskies for Suicide Prevention and Awareness (HSPA), International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF), Kappa Psi, King County DCHS Naloxone Training, Lifelong: HIV Advocates, Pharmacy For Reproductive Education And Sexual Health (PhRESH), Pharmacy Leadership Society (PLS), QueeRx, Rho Chi Honor Society, Roosevelt Chiropractic, Seattle Crisis Clinic, School of Dentistry Recruitment, UW School of Nursing, UW School of Pharmacy Recruitment, UW School of Physical Therapy, UW School of Public Health Recruitment, Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), Student Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PediaPUPS), UW Recreation and Fitness, UWSoP Mental Health Initiative, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, and Washington State Poison Control.
For questions or further details reach out to lead organizers Sean Linn (sean.linn1(at)gmail.com), Hanna Kleiboeker (hlk6(at)uw.edu), or Andrew Craciun (acraciun(at)uw.edu).
Photos from the 2017 event are on Flicker at https://www.flickr.com/gp/136655890@N06/iTmTa9.
Watch a video about the 2017 event at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLFJRvln1X4&feature=youtu.be.