Title

The Affects of Health Education on Preventable Diseases Spending and a Pharmacists Role in it

Poster Number

17B

Lead Author Major

3+3 Prepharmacy

Lead Author Status

Freshman

Format

Poster Presentation (Research Day, April 30)

Faculty Mentor Name

Marylou Bagus-Hansen

Faculty Mentor Department

Undergraduate Education

Abstract/Artist Statement

American spending on preventable diseases is costing our economy billions in the healthcare spectrum. Preventable diseases can be described as a disease that could’ve been avoided under certain circumstances. We face an issue in America when it comes to health disparities. A study discussed in this paper found that African Americans spend over $2 billion per year in excess in out-of-pocket costs. A factor that I’ve researched as to why this is is because of education. In America there are a lot of factors that go into education, but I will mainly be focusing on racial disparities African Americans face in health education and how this plays a role into how much they spend on preventable diseases. Part one of the study will analyze a project I worked on, the REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) toolkit, provided by Public Health Advocates Stockton branch. REACH is a program that focuses on access to healthy foods and increase physical activity opportunities for faith based and community based organizations, which will help further explain how this program helps educate the African American community. The second part to this research question discusses the involvement and role that pharmacists play in health education. Something as simple as teaching health literacy can make a big impact on a patient. By teaching literacy on prescriptions, it can help prevent issues of drug resistance on diseases along with other health issues arising due to not taking the prescription correctly. Along with this, pharmacists can also get involved by doing screening programs. By getting involved, it will allow pharmacists to be able to catch if patients are at increased risk for anything and double down by educating the patients on why they may have an elevated risk for something tying all back to health education.

Location

Information Commons, William Knox Holt Memorial Library and Learning Center

Start Date

30-4-2022 10:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2022 12:00 PM

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The Affects of Health Education on Preventable Diseases Spending and a Pharmacists Role in it

Information Commons, William Knox Holt Memorial Library and Learning Center

American spending on preventable diseases is costing our economy billions in the healthcare spectrum. Preventable diseases can be described as a disease that could’ve been avoided under certain circumstances. We face an issue in America when it comes to health disparities. A study discussed in this paper found that African Americans spend over $2 billion per year in excess in out-of-pocket costs. A factor that I’ve researched as to why this is is because of education. In America there are a lot of factors that go into education, but I will mainly be focusing on racial disparities African Americans face in health education and how this plays a role into how much they spend on preventable diseases. Part one of the study will analyze a project I worked on, the REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) toolkit, provided by Public Health Advocates Stockton branch. REACH is a program that focuses on access to healthy foods and increase physical activity opportunities for faith based and community based organizations, which will help further explain how this program helps educate the African American community. The second part to this research question discusses the involvement and role that pharmacists play in health education. Something as simple as teaching health literacy can make a big impact on a patient. By teaching literacy on prescriptions, it can help prevent issues of drug resistance on diseases along with other health issues arising due to not taking the prescription correctly. Along with this, pharmacists can also get involved by doing screening programs. By getting involved, it will allow pharmacists to be able to catch if patients are at increased risk for anything and double down by educating the patients on why they may have an elevated risk for something tying all back to health education.