Student Pharmacists: Volunteer for Pharmacy Day at the Capitol!

The 2011 Pharmacy Day at the Capitol will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, on the south Capitol lawn of the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing. Held every fall, Pharmacy Day at the Capitol is a key opportunity to educate legislators on the valuable role pharmacy professionals play in health care. Volunteers have one-on-one time during wellness demonstrations with Michigan's lawmakers to discuss important pharmacy issues and provide expertise in the following areas:
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Immunizations
  • Healthy lifestyle practices
  • Emergency preparedness
In 2010, MPA also held the first Medication Disposal Event @ the Capitol, where participants were able to safely and responsibly dispose of medications, including controlled substance medications/narcotics. MPA is working with the Department of Environmental Quality to discuss holding another event in 2011.

Students MUST RSVP by Sept. 8 by filling out the online registration available to give the Association an accurate count of how many student volunteers to expect. A minimum understanding of basic pharmacy practice is needed to fulfill responsibilities at this event, therefore, any P1s volunteering will be assigned to assist with the medication disposal tent, lunch line and legislative office visits.

If you have any questions, please contact MPA Professional Practice Assistant Nick Norcross at (517) 377-0251.

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