Student pharmacists share health tips throughout March

March 4, 2021

Top row from left: Cierralyn Cabral (P2), Debra Towell (P2), Katie Heyer (P2); bottom row from left: Judhea Mae Campollo (P1), Cheyenne Garretson (P1)

During the month of March, students from the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy are channeling their usual in-person community outreach efforts into educational health messages that they’re sharing through social media outlets and on local radio stations. This new approach to outreach is an alternative to the DKICP Annual Health Fair, held the past 11 years in October at the Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo.

The college was able to partner with New West Broadcasting Corp., which will air weekly health tips during the month of March, starting March 8. Topics include:

  • Week 1 - Controlling hypertension, Presented by P2 student Cierralyn Cabral
  • Week 2 - Avoiding hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), Presented by P2 student Debra Towell
  • Week 3 - Importance of exercise and healthy diet, Presented by P2 student Katie Heyer
  • Week 4 - Proper medication disposal, Presented by P1 students Judhea Mae Campollo and Cheyenne Garretson

The 30-second health tips will air on five radio stations, including KWXX 94.7FM Hilo, KAOY 101.5FM (KWXX Kona), KNWB (B97.1FM Hilo), KMWB (B93.1FM Kona), and KPUA 670AM. Students are also posting weekly health tips, including more detailed information on each of these topics, on Instagram and Facebook pages @uhhilo.dkicp.

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