Prescription drug abuse awareness through Generation Rx

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Title Prescription drug abuse awareness through Generation Rx
Creator Roake, Kami
Subject Prescription drug abuse - Utah
Description Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Utah. In 2010 there were more deaths caused by prescription overdoses than car accidents (Johnson, 2010). To combat this growing problem I implemented an outreach program called Operation Generation Rx into the American Pharmacist Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) with University of Utah Chapter. This program aims to educate the community about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, with the use of informative handouts and brochures, posters, and PowerPoint presentations. This year I gave three Generation Rx presentations and participated in six health fairs. Generation Rx reached approximately nine-hundred and eight Utahns. Through this experience I learned how to communicate a sensitive topic to a variety of people from all ages and cultures, and even though I cannot control what people chose to do I can at least educate them on where to get help. I overcame the challenges of coordinating and planning outreach events with the help of student volunteers
Publisher University of Utah
Date 2012-03-30
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Kami Roake
Program Service-Learning Scholars' Program
Contributing Institution Lowell Bennion Community Service Center
Publication Type Integrative Service Project
ARK ark:/87278/s6s227hq
Setname ir_bca
Date Created 2018-07-31
Date Modified 2018-07-31
ID 1359379
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