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PROFESSIONAL AND SERVICE PROJECTS REPORT

Gamma Theta Chapter

University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Pharmacy

May 2013 Primary Author: Lindsey Takara Community Service Committee Chair: Madison Karr Committee Members: Allen Bagalso, Conner Ferrin, Jozelle Gabriel, Sisay Girmay, Jack Goldsberry, Elyse Kanda, Anissa Marzuki, Janine Masri, Jessica Parker, Thao Phan, Jenny Lee Ramos, Lindsey Takara, Katie Tamai, Jynelle Tangonan, Kimberly Victorine, Jill Villarosa, and Eric Wigmosta


Spring Semester Projects at a Glance Project

Chairperson/ Author

AIDS Walk

Kimberly Victorine

% of Brothers Participated

# of Brother Hours Spent

# of People Served

Page #

29.8%

72

300

3

Anissa Marzuki Jynelle Tangonan ALOHA Project

Kristina Lo

2.1%

25

24

7

Beach Clean Up

Sisay Girmay

6.4%

7

immeasurable

8

Everyday Heroes Basket

Conner Ferrin Jenny Ramos

13.8%

8

500

10

Hilo Heart Walk

Jarred Prudencio

8.5%

32

100

11

Imiloa Birthday Celebration

Allen Bagalso

17.0%

45

2000

13

Miloli’i Health Fair

Natalie Savona

65.9%

720

50

16

New Hope Food Pantry

Jill Villarosa

18.1%

38

600

30

Relay for Life

Bert Matsuo

65.9%

30

immeasurable

32

Elyse Kanda

Jynelle Tangonan St. Jude’s Warrior Dash

Edward Wong

31.9%

120

immeasurable

34

VA Health Fair

Lindsey Takara

9.6%

20

30

36

100% of P1, P2, & P3 participated in at least one community service event this semester! Gamma Theta Brothers spent over 1,000 brother hours dedicated to community service and served well over 3,500 people this semester! 2


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Big Island AIDS Walk ! Professional and Service Project Chapter: Name of project: Total number of active Brothers in Chapter (including any Brothers on rotations): Number of Brothers participating in this project: Percent of participation (Brothers participating/Total Brothers x 100): Is this project part of a required course or curriculum at your school? Was this event sponsored by a Phi Delta Chi Chapter? Date Begun:

Gamma Theta Big Island AIDS Walk 94 28 29.8 %

Yes

No

Yes

No

If no, who sponsored the event? Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation

Date Completed:

02/15/2013

Yes Is this event ongoing?

04/13/2013

No

If yes, explain?

Total number of Brother hours spent on 72 Brother Hours project (number of Brothers x hours each spent): Number of people served by project (if the 300+ people number is not quantifiable, state immeasurable): Participants received free A1c and cholesterol screenings. How are the people served? BRIEFLY explain project and include any data gathered: (pints of blood, money raised, people screened, size of audience, etc.) The 2nd Annual Big Island AIDS Walk was an easy 2-mile walk around Liliuokalani Gardens in Hilo. 100% of the money raised from this event will stay on the island and benefit the Hawaii Islands HIV/AIDS Foundation, in addressing the needs of those affected through service, education, advocacy, outreach, and prevention initiatives. Funds raised will also help to ensure the expansion of free and confidential Rapid HIV and Hepatitis C testing across the island. The event also featured various educational booths and free health screenings for the public. Last year our Brothers showed our support by raising money and walking. This year, not only did we raise money and walk, but we were also asked by the Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation to provide A1C and cholesterol screenings, which we were more than happy to do. The event drew an audience of over 300 people. Our Brothers contributed to the $21,414 that the Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation collected. And our Brothers also worked with other Student Pharmacists in our College of Pharmacy to screen 38 people for diabetes and cholesterol. We thought the AIDS Walk was a great way to get PDC and the College of Pharmacy involved in HIV/AIDS awareness. This event served not only the community, but it also brought together our Brothers of PDC with other students at our College of Pharmacy.

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ABOVE: COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAIR, MADISON KARR AND BROTHER JENNY LEE RAMOS. LEFT: BROTHERS MIMI THONG, JOSON PERREIRA, AND KASIA QUINTAL.

PHI DELTA CHI FACULTY ADVISOR, DR. LESLIE RODRIGUEZ OVERSEEING A1C AND CHOLESTEROL SCREENINGS AT THE AIDS WALK. 4


EVENT CHAIRS KIMBERLY VICTORINE, ANISSA MARZUKI, AND JYNELLE TANGONAN WITH COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAIR, MADISON KARR.

BROTHER JYNELLE TANGONAN, PACIFIC REGION CORRESPONDENT HOVIK MEKHJIAN, AND GRAND PRESIDENT AMY VALDEZ AT THE AIDS WALK.

PACIFIC REGION DIRECTOR OF COLLEGIATE AFFAIRS MATT MAGLALANG TALKING STORY WITH OUR FACULTY ADVISOR, DR. RODRIGUEZ.

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2 N D A N N UA L BIG ISLAND A I D S WA L K BROTHERS JESSICA PARKER, ALEX GUIMARAES, AND DERICK TAYLOR AT THE AIDS WALK.

BROTHERS MICAH KIM HAN, JOSON PERREIRA, AND ELYSE KANDA AT THE AIDS WALK.

BROTHER MINA IBRAHIM TAKING A PARTICIPANTS BLOOD PRESSURE AT MINA PHARMACY.

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The ALOHA Project ! Professional and Service Project Chapter: Name of project: Total number of active Brothers in Chapter (including any Brothers on rotations): Number of Brothers participating in this project: Percent of participation (Brothers participating/Total Brothers x 100): Is this project part of a required course or curriculum at your school? Was this event sponsored by a Phi Delta Chi Chapter? Date Begun:

01/01/2013

Gamma Theta ALOHA Project 94

Mina Pharmacy: 2 KTA Pharmacy: 1 2.1%

Yes

No

Yes

No

If no, who sponsored the event? Mina Pharmacy and KTA Supermarket Pharmacy 04/30/2013 Date Completed:

Yes Is this event ongoing? Total number of Brother hours spent on project (number of Brothers x hours each spent): Number of people served by project (if the number is not quantifiable, state immeasurable):

No

If yes, explain? Health screenings take place on a monthly basis at various participating pharmacies in Hilo, HI. 25 Brother Hours 24 people

The members of the community were served by screening their blood pressure, cholesterol, and Hemoglobin A1c. Lastly, people were How are the people served? counseled on healthy diet and lifestyle. Follow-up screenings and consultations were offered to people who were interested. BRIEFLY explain project and include any data gathered: (pints of blood, money raised, people screened, size of audience, etc.)

The ALOHA Project originally started from the Hawaii Island Beacon Community’s HEAL Grant and aimed to promote active living and healthy eating through individualized consulations within Hawaii’s community. The project targets the youth, adult, and older adult population.

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Onekahakaha Beach Clean Up ! Professional and Service Project Chapter: Name of project: Total number of active Brothers in Chapter (including any Brothers on rotations): Number of Brothers participating in this project: Percent of participation (Brothers participating/Total Brothers x 100): Is this project part of a required course or curriculum at your school? Was this event sponsored by a Phi Delta Chi Chapter? Date Begun:

Gamma Theta Beach Clean Up 94 6 6.4 %

Yes Yes

No No

If no, who sponsored the event? Date Completed:

02/12/2013

Yes Is this event ongoing?

02/23/2013

No

If yes, explain?

Total number of Brother hours spent on 7 Brother Hours project (number of Brothers x hours each spent): Number of people served by project (if the Immeasurable number is not quantifiable, state immeasurable): How are the people served? The people of Hawaii will be able to enjoy a litter free beach. BRIEFLY explain project and include any data gathered: (pints of blood, money raised, people screened, size of audience, etc.)

Brothers spent the day cleaning Onekahakaha Beach Park. We combed the oceanfront with trash bags, gloves and sticks for anything that did not belong on the shores. We filled several bags with trash and debris. We even found a car tire and a massage chair.

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BEACH CLEAN UP H PARK

ONEKAHAKAHA BEAC

BROTHERS BRYCE FUKUNAGA, WALTER DOMINGO, NICK ROVANG, ALEX GUIMARAES, MADISON KARR, & SISAY GIRMAY WITH THE BAGS OF TRASH THEY COLLECTED AT THE BEACH.

E V E RY DAY H E RO E S

BROTHERS MIHO AOKI AND CONNER FERRIN DROPPING OF BASKETS OF SNACKS TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

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Everyday Heroes ! Professional and Service Project Chapter: Name of project: Total number of active Brothers in Chapter (including any Brothers on rotations): Number of Brothers participating in this project: Percent of participation (Brothers participating/Total Brothers x 100):

Gamma Theta Everyday Heroes 94 13 13.8 %

Yes

Is this project part of a required course or curriculum at your school? Was this event sponsored by a Phi Delta Chi Chapter? Date Begun:

Yes

No No

If no, who sponsored the event? Date Completed:

02/01/2013

Yes Is this event ongoing? Total number of Brother hours spent on project (number of Brothers x hours each spent): Number of people served by project (if the number is not quantifiable, state immeasurable):

03/30/13

No

If yes, explain? 8 Brother Hours

500

Police officers and civilians that work at the Hilo Police Department received snacks to show our appreciation for everything they do for our community. BRIEFLY explain project and include any data gathered: (pints of blood, money raised, people screened, size of audience, etc.) How are the people served?

The purpose of this project is to show our appreciation for the men and women who work for our police department, as they have to work all holidays. We put together two Easter baskets that were stuffed with candy/baked goods and delivered it to the Hilo Police Department on March 31, 2013.

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Hilo Heart Walk ! Professional and Service Project Chapter: Name of project: Total number of active Brothers in Chapter (including any Brothers on rotations):

Gamma Theta Hilo Heart Walk

Number of Brothers participating in this project:

8

Percent of participation (Brothers participating/Total Brothers x 100):

8.5%

94

Is this project part of a required course or curriculum at your school? Was this event sponsored by a Phi Delta Chi Chapter? Date Begun:

Yes

No

Yes

No

If no, who sponsored the event? APhA Operation Heart and HSSHP

Date Completed:

03/02/2013

Yes Is this event ongoing? Total number of Brother hours spent on project (number of Brothers x hours each spent): Number of people served by project (if the number is not quantifiable, state immeasurable):

03/02/2013

No

If yes, explain? 32 Brother Hours

100

Participants received free blood pressure readings and A1c screening. They we also educated about heart disease. BRIEFLY explain project and include any data gathered: (pints of blood, money raised, people screened, size of audience, etc.) How are the people served?

The American Heart Association sponsors a “Heart Walk� every year in Hilo, where the community can come out and walk to raise awareness about cardiovascular diseases. In addition to the walking course, there is a health fair with many booths that serve to educate people about the different aspects of cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and stroke. A group of student pharmacists, representing Operation Heart, held a screening booth that screened community members. They measured their blood pressure, talked to them about different things that can be done to help improve their cardiovascular health, and educated them on overall healthy living. Of the 6 students who participated, 2 of them are Phi Delta Chi brothers. These two will also become chairs for the entire Operation Heart project throughout this upcoming year. Through the 4-hour screening at the 16th Annual Hilo Heart Walk, we screened a total of 51 people. Brothers volunteering with the Hawaii Student Society of Hospital Pharmacists also provided A1c screening with Hilo Medical Center.

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Big Island Heart Walk

DURING THE WALK

BROTHER KRISTINA LO DOING A1C SCREENINGS.

THE LEX BRODIE BLOOD PRESSURE BOOTH.

BROTHER JARRED PRUDENCIO TAKING BLOOD PRESSURE.

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Imiloa Birthday Celebration ! Professional and Service Project Chapter: Name of project: Total number of active Brothers in Chapter (including any Brothers on rotations): Number of Brothers participating in this project: Percent of participation (Brothers participating/Total Brothers x 100): Is this project part of a required course or curriculum at your school? Was this event sponsored by a Phi Delta Chi Chapter? Date Begun:

Gamma Theta Imiloa Birthday Celebration 94 16 17.0 %

Yes Yes

No No

If no, who sponsored the event? Imiloa Astronomy Center

Date Completed:

02/20/2013

Yes Is this event ongoing? Total number of Brother hours spent on project (number of Brothers x hours each spent): Number of people served by project (if the number is not quantifiable, state immeasurable):

03/10/2013

No

If yes, explain? 40 Brother Hours

2000 (600 children)

The community was educated about over the counter pain relievers and other over the counter products that may contain the same ingredients. How are the people served? They were also educated about Noni juice, which is a popular natural product in Hawaii and compounding. Community members learned more about what pharmacists do and what compounding is. BRIEFLY explain project and include any data gathered: (pints of blood, money raised, people screened, size of audience, etc.)

! The Imiloa Astronomy Center celebrates its birthday every year by opening up to the public for free from 9:00am to 9:00pm for exhibits, demonstrations, films and education booths. After the University of Hawaii Hilo College of Pharmacy was invited to participate by Imiloa, UHH COP turned to Phi Delta Chi to take responsibility for the event. Phi Delta Chi had two booths; one to showcase our Window Displays on OTC pain relievers and Noni juice and another booth for Compounding for Kids. At the Compounding for Kids booth we educated children about the science in making slime, what compounding is, and what pharmacists can do. We expected about 200 children, but ended up seeing about triple that. Our booth was by far the most interactive and effectively caught the attention of the majority of attendants, especially families with children as noted by the long line we had throughout the day. Our efforts were recognized in the local paper as well.

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BROTHER LATASHA RIDDICK EDUCATING COMMUNITY MEMBERS ABOUT NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS.

BROTHER KASIA QUINTAL MIXING SLIME.

BROTHERS LINDSEY TAKARA AND EDWARD WONG SHOWING KIDS HOW TO MAKE SLIME.

BROTHERS KASIA QUINTAL, JOSON PERREIRA, MELISSA IIDA, & JANINE MASRI AT THE COMPOUNDING FOR KIDS BOOTH.

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WORTHY CHIEF COUNSELOR, JANINE MASRI IN THE HAWAII TRIBUNE HERALD!

BROTHERS CONNER FERRIN, JILLIAN WEWERS, & KATIE TAMAI MODELING OUR WINDOW DISPLAY BOARDS.

P4 BROTHER VERONICA CUMMINGS HELPING OUT WHILE IN HILO FOR AN ACADEMIC ROTATION.

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Miloli’i Health Fair ! Professional and Service Project Chapter: Name of project: Total number of active Brothers in Chapter (including any Brothers on rotations): Number of Brothers participating in this project: Percent of participation (Brothers participating/Total Brothers x 100):

Gamma Theta Miloli’i Health Fair 94 64 65.9%

Is this project part of a required course or curriculum at your school? Was this event sponsored by a Phi Delta Chi Chapter? Date Begun:

Yes

No

Yes

No

If no, who sponsored the event? Date Completed:

09/01/2013

Yes Is this event ongoing? Total number of Brother hours spent on project (number of Brothers x hours each spent): Number of people served by project (if the number is not quantifiable, state immeasurable):

03/30/2013

No

If yes, explain? 720 Brother Hours

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Miloli’i community members are provided with free health screenings are educated about improving their health. BRIEFLY explain project and include any data gathered: (pints of blood, money raised, people screened, size of audience, etc.) How are the people served?

The 3rd annual Miloli'i Health Fair is held in the remote fishing village of Miloli'i on the west side of the Big Island, over 2.5 hours from Hilo. It is a community underserved in access to health services, health education information and resources. The daylong health fair provides the people of the community health screenings, education, Brown Bag service, and kids activities. When visitors arrive to the fair, they register for data gathering and receive a passport checklist so they can see all the available screening services; such as, A1c, cholesterol, diabetes foot exam, and blood pressure. After the screenings, they can see the educational booths that provide information on hypertension, women's health, diabetes, and asthma. Also, the Hui Malama organization participated to educate on smoking cessation and nutrition. Brown Bag service allows visitors to bring their medications and receive counseling and advice. For the kids, there is Kids Compounding, Easter egg hunt and decoration and a fitness clinic with soccer, basketball and volleyball. Music, food from Subway and refreshments are also provided for the daylong event. The fair is organized by the brothers of gamma theta and is made possible with the help of UH Hilo faculty, external organization participation and funding from UHHSA, UHH COP Leadership Enrichment Fund and the H.E.A.L. Grant fund. It is a yearlong process that requires many hours of planning, work, ordering supplies, and hours training. The benefits of health screening training, professionalism and counseling experience, exposure to the community of Hawai'i, and brotherhood bonding made it worthwhile.

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MILOLI’I HEALTH FAIR

GAMMA THETA

Miloli’i Health Fair provided health screenings and education to the underprivileged community of Miloli’i. Many community members don’t get biannual check ups, so this health fair is used to help raise their awareness on certain disease states. The town has a large demographic of elderly people and a even larger demographic of infants/adolescents. It is important to start to educate the children of the community to help them control their health in the future.

SCREENING

EDUCATION

KIDS ACTIVITIES

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Booth/Activity

Brother

Chair

Natalie Savona

Chairs in Training

Mina Ibrahim & Jynelle Tangonan

Screening Booths

Andy Le & Jamie Mizusawa

Blood Pressure

Edward Wong & Jin Bae Pak

A1c

Li Chen & Thao Phan

Cholesterol

Eric Wigmosta

Height, Weight, BMI

Allen Bagalso & Moani Hagiwara

Brown Bag

Maurina Bartlett

Diabetic Foot Care

Jack Goldsberry

Education Booths

Tracy Ng & Elyse Kanda

CVD & HTN

Jimmy Stevens

Diabetes Education

Elyse Kanda & Jenny Lee Ramos

Asthma Education

Jillian Wewers

Smoking Cessation

Bryan Huynh & Hui Malama

Nutrition

Bryan Huynh & Hui Malama

Women’s Health

Madison Karr & Jenny Lee Ramos

HIV/STD’s

Madison Karr & HIFAC

Pre Pharmacy

Dr. Connelly

Active Living

Ryan Himes

Kids

Anissa Marzuki

Easter Egg Hunt

Mimi Thong

Egg Dying

Conner Ferrin

Compounding for Kids

Jarred Prudencio

Sports for Kids

Katie Bass

Housing & Transportation

Keith Acab & Jimmy Stevens

Training Each year, student health fair coordinators facilitate a debriefing session for students and faculty members after the health fair. This year, community members were included in on the opportunity to give their feedback. It is through this

process, in addition to standardized training procedures and mentorship that the health fair has been able to continually improve. A commitment to always raising the minimum

i standards is something Phi Delta Ch has become known for on our Hawaii campus.

LaCher, the main Miloli’i contact, with Brothers Janine Masri, Natalie Savona, Jynelle Tangonan, and Mina Ibrahim.

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BROTHER KRISTINA LO

BROTHER KEITH ACAB

TA AND MIHO AOKI

OS BROTHERS ERIC WIGM

BROTHER JAMIE M IZUS

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BROTHERS KATIE TAMA I AN

D DANNY WATANABE

BROTHER ALEX GUIMARAES 19


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INGS, JAC LSO, VERONICA CUMM BROTHERS ALLEN BAGA HUYNH YAN GOLDSBERRY AND BR

BROTHER BRYAN HUYNH WITH THE FREE SUBWAY LUNCH PROVIDED TO PARTICIPANTS

BROTHERS LATASHA RIDDICK, JILLIAN WEWERS, AND JIN BAE PAK

BROTHERS MATT SASA KI

AND LI CHEN

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U H H I L O C O L L E G E O F P H A R M AC Y Many UH Hilo College of Pharmacy faculty volunteered their time. Dr. Jacobs helped with many logistics, including transporting tables and chairs in his truck. Dr. Rodriguez certified trainers and screeners for each of the booths before the fair and oversaw the A1c and cholesterol screening booth. Dr. Connelly supervised the UH Hilo pre-pharmacy club with their display and promotion of the field of pharmacy. Dr. Owusu and Dr. Batz helped with the "Brown Bag" booth. Dean Pezzuto recognized Phi Delta Chi’s Miloli'i Health Fair as an important student outreach program in the community, inviting several important community members to attend our 2013 fair. The VIP invite list included Senator Gil Kahele, Representative Denny Coffman, Hawaii Council member Brenda Ford, and Senator Josh Green. The purpose of this invitation was to highlight the good work students from The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy are doing on the Big Island of Hawai’i.

TAMAI AND BROTHERS KATIE H FACULTY IT KRISTINA LO W BS CO JA R. ADVISOR D

DR. OWUSU AND BROTHER JIMMY STEVENS

BROTHERS KATIE BASS, KEITH ACAB, AND JIMMY STEVENS WITH DR. BATZ

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Screening HASHI

TAKA BROTHER STACIE

BROTHER CHRISTINE LUCAS

BROTHERS MOANI HAGIWARA AND JARRED PRUDENCIO

BROTHERS ANDY LONG AND KRISTINA LO

BROTHERS ERIC WIGMOSTA AND LINDSEY TAKARA

BROTHERS LI CHEN AND THAO PHAN WITH DR. RODRIGUEZ 22


Education BROTHER JOZELLE GA BR

IEL

BROTHERS MICAH KIM HAN, JYNELLE TANGONAN, AND LANCE CABANTING

BROTHER MINA IBRAHIM

BROTHERS ALLEN BAGALSO, BERT MATSUO, AND JAIRUS MAHOE

BROTHERS RYAN HIMES, JACK GOLDSBERRY, JOZELLE GABRIEL AND ANISSA MARZUKI

BROTHER RYAN HIMES

DR. CONELLY, DR. JACOBS AND BROTHER KIMBERLY VICTORINE

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COLLABORATION It was through the Miloli’i Health Fair that we established ongoing relationships with Hui Malama and the Big Island HIV/Aids Foundation. These organizations have requested to partner up with us in their efforts to bring health care services to communities across the Big Island.

One of the many groups that made the trip to Miloli'i to help make it possible was the UH Hilo Men's Soccer Team. They ran the soccer clinic and participated in the basketball clinic as well. These clinics help promote a healthy active lifestyle through sports.

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Brotherhood One concern we have had for future health fairs is the number of volunteers we will have physically present in the community. As our chapter continues to grow, we have had a larger number of brothers interested in coming to the Annual Phi Delta Chi Miloli’i Health Fair. While we may find the need to restrict the number of brothers in the small town of Miloli’i, we have agreed to always continue the tradition of brotherhood bonding during the health fair weekend. Each year we find houses to rent in Miloli’i, and have a fun night prepping for the health fair, cooking dinner together, sharing stories, and enjoying each other’s company. While our focus remains on serving the people of Miloli’i,

OCEANSIDE HOUSE FUN

the aspect of brotherhood gained as we all work together towards this goal is truly invaluable. MALIE HOUSE BACK: BRYCE FUKUNAGA, WALTER DOMINGO, ANTONIO VERDUZCO, EDWARD WONG, KIM NGUYEN FRONT: STACIE TAKAHASHI, KRISTINA LO, JARRED PRUDENCIO, MIHO AOKI, LINDSEY TAKARA

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MILOLI’I KEIKI

BROTHER MOANI HAGIWARA

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BROTHER EDWARD W ON

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BROTHERS KELSEY CHANG AND SAMI CHANG

IM BROTHER MINA IBRAH

BROTHERS CHI CHIU AU YEUNG, JARRED PRUDENCIO AND SISAY GIRMAY

At Miloli’i, the children were not forgotten. While most information is geared towards adults, there were still activities for children as well. There was an Easter Egg hunt for the younger children with prizes and treats inside each egg. An egg decorating station allowed children to make all sorts of designs and faces on hard boiled eggs. Most ate them shortly after. Next to the egg decorating station was the Keiki Kompounding booth. Children were shown how to make silly putty with borax and glue and then made it themselves. And over in the basketball court, basketball and soccer mini-camps were held to encourage children to run and exercise through sports.

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FU NDI NG Brothers Jack Goldsberry and Janine Masri were each awarded funding totaling $1000 through the UH Hilo Student Ambassador Program, to assist their efforts in sharing student-led research with the community. This money went towards airfare and lodging to present at the 2013 Hawaii Pharmacist’s Association (HPhA) Annual Meeting in the neighboring island of Oahu. The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy College of Pharmacy provides funding for student-led initiatives that support the College’s pillars of Education, Scholarship, and Service. This year, our Miloli’i funding increased from $200 to $1500, with expectations of funding to increase over future years. Last year, Phi Delta Chi applied for and was awarded over $4500 in funding through the Hawaii Island Beacon Community H.E.A.L. (Healthy Eating and Active Living) grant, to fund the Annual Miloli’i Health Fair. In total, 18 community organizations were awarded this funding as a grassroots approach to health and wellness across the Hawaiian Islands. Community projects were chosen based on their ability to empower participants to make a commitment to healthy living. The ultimate goal of the H.E.A.L funded projects was to help overcome the geographic and socioeconomic barriers that Native Hawaiians face in improving their health. Impact from our project and the 17 others will be used in the ongoing Hawai‘i Island Beacon Community funded Beacon Nation project. This national project serves to create model community systems, based on technology-enabled solutions, to advance their vision of patient-centered care.

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Student-directed implementation of a community health fair in a rural setting Janine Masri; Jack Goldsberry; Margaret Kang; Forrest Batz, PharmD Student-Directed Implementation of a Community Health Fair in a Rural Setting Janine Masri; Jack Goldsberry; Margaret Kang; Forrest Batz, PharmD University of Hawai’i at Hilo College of Pharmacy

Background

Project Description In the Spring of 2012, 46 University of Hawai’i at Hilo College of Pharmacy students from the Phi Delta Chi Professional Fraternity, under faculty supervision, designed and conducted an innovative, day-long health fair for the residents of Miloli’i. Student pharmacists provided blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol screenings, as well as brown bag medication reviews. Education on healthy diet and lifestyle choices specifically focused on the unique challenges faced by Miloli’i residents. Training for these services was student directed, with preparation and materials designed by third year student pharmacists. Cholesterol

Sexual Health

Smoking Cessation

Women’s Health

Kidney Health

Nutrition

Blood Pressure

Hypertension

Glucose/ HbA1C Lipid Panels

Height Weight Waist/BMI

Diabetes

EDUCATION

SCREENING

SCREENING

EDUCATION

Height Weight Waist/BMI

Glucose/ HbA1C Lipid Panels

Hypertension

Brown Bag

Blood Pressure

Nutrition

Consult with a Pharmacist

The first Phi Delta Chi Miloli’i Health Fair arose from community need, with a focus on creating an ongoing outreach project to learn how to address the lack of healthcare in this community. Project goals were two-fold. First, as a student-directed learning experience, we sought to actively engage students in applying what is learned in the classroom. Second, we worked to raise awareness of a Big Island population which lacks sufficient access to healthcare.

Consult with a Pharmacist

Project Goals

Brown Bag

Big Island map depicting two major cities, Hilo and Kailua-Kona. Miloli’i is noted with arrow.

• Visit each Screening and Education booths to receive a sticker. • Collect all stickers and submit this passport to the reception desk for a chance to win a prize!

Miloli’i is a uniquely isolated and underserved Native Hawaiian community located south of Kona, on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Miloli’i is identified as being the last fishing village in Hawai’i, with a population of approximately 200 people. Miloli’i is challenged with a lack of electricity, running water, fresh fruits and vegetables, and access to quality healthcare.

• Visit each Screening and Education booths to receive a sticker. • Collect all stickers and submit this passport to the reception desk for a chance to win a prize!

Demographic data was anonymously collected to establish a community profile for future research. Participant Demographics Number Percentage Age 18-24 4 13 25-34 7 23 35-54 9 30 55+ 8 27 Gender Male 12 40 Female 14 47 IdentifyasNative Hawaiian Yes 16 53 No 12 40 IdentifyasResidents Yes 15 50 No 15 50 Disease States Cardiovascular 7 23 Diabetes 4 13 Hypercholesterolemia 5 17 Hypertension 8 27 Smokers Yes 11 37 No 18 60

Results

Impact

A total of 74 adults were screened and educated on long-term, healthy lifestyle choices to improve individual and community health outcomes. 25 children participated in fun educational and physical exercise activities. Student pharmacists actively participated in finding effective ways to encourage children to make healthy lifestyle choices. Kids Sports Camp and Compounding sessions were held to promote interest in both science and health. Feedback gathered at previous debriefing sessions identified a need for students to alter their counseling styles as compared to other health fairs held on campus. Training was incorporated into preparation for this year’s fair to help students adopt more patient friendly terminology when counseling. Student pharmacists learned to tailor their patient counseling skills to better meet the unique needs of the community.

“The Miloli'i health fair started out as a simple statement, "We should do something for the under-served." Statements like that have always been thrown around, but for most people that's where it ends. It's easy to get discouraged from doing what we think is best because it seems too difficult, or there's not enough time, or we think someone else will take care of it. Miloli'i is a shining example of what happens when a group of people are willing to move past those barriers to do something good for the community.” - Christopher Ayson, Student Pharmacist, UH Hilo College of Pharmacy

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BMI (kg/m ) Underweight (≤18.9) Normal weight (19-24.9) Overweight (25-29.9) Obese (≥30)

1 4 9 14

3 13 30 47

Diabetes Kidney Health

Women’s Health

Smoking Cessation

Sexual Health

Cholesterol

Figure 2

Collaborations

Figure 2. This debriefing poll shows that students felt better able to adapt for future counseling efforts.

Future Goals

A Health Fair Passport was designed as a guide to the menu of services offered at the fair and included space for participants to offer feedback or requests for future services. This form has been subsequently implemented in the UH Hilo College of Pharmacy Health Fairs, as well as other local community events. Continue Miloli’i Health Fair Annually Big Island community organizations, including Hawai’i Island HIV/AIDS Foundation (pictured above), provided services in addition to screenings and education sessions provided by student pharmacists. Hui Mālama Ola Nā ‛Ōiwi, which facilitates smoking cessation certification for students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy, provided visual aids in smoking cessation and healthy eating. Other collaborations included work with the Miloli’i community liaison and other island-wide groups, including the National Kidney Foundation.

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Figure 1. Student pharmacists participated in group discussions and answered survey questions at a post-health fair debriefing session. Many students were unaware of this isolated Big Island community, and expressed interest in working to continue to raise awareness of communities facing similar obstacles on Hawai’i and neighbor islands.

“We are very fortunate to practice in Hawai’i where we can work together to better the health of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). However just in my few years here working at Bay Clinic and volunteering at health fairs for local communities, I have seen huge health disparities for NHPI populations. These health disparities are multi-dimensional -- poverty, lower education levels, geographical remoteness, language barriers and overall differences in mentality regarding provision and culture of medical care presents a huge challenge to providing quality care. It will take a concerted and long-term effort by the local medical community to address these deep-rooted challenges and improve the health of the native populations.” - Candace Tan, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, UH Hilo College of Pharmacy

Above, a second year student pharmacist screens a patient for type 2 diabetes.

This poster has been presented at two conferences, the ALEX Student Research Conference at UH Hilo, and the HPhA Annual Meeting on Oahu. Brothers Jack Goldsberry and Janine Masri were each awarded funding through the UH Hilo Student Ambassador Program, to assist their efforts in sharing student-led research with the community.

Create Keiki Passport to Enhance Children’s Education Develop Assessment Tools to Track Both Student Directed Learning and Measureable Health Outcomes Continue to Promote Awareness of Underserved Hawai’i Island Communities

Kōkua Aku, Kōkua Mai ‘Give help, Receive help’; ‘Help one another’

Acknowledgements We would like to thank the following people and organizations for their support: -LaCher Napeahi-Forcum, Miloli’i Liaison -Hawai’i Island Beacon Community HEAL fund -UH Hilo Campus Center Fee Board -UHH CoP Leadership Development Fund -Hawai’i Island HIV/AIDS Foundation -Hui Mālama Ola Nā ‛Ōiwi -National Kidney Foundation

Research poster conclusions: In the rural, 200+ resident community of Miloli’i, 74 adults were screened and educated on long-term healthy lifestyle choices to improve individual and community health outcomes. 25 children participated in fun educational and physical exercise activities. Student pharmacists learned the importance of finding effective ways to encourage adults and children to make healthy lifestyle choices. Students also experienced how to tailor health services to better meet the unique needs of the community. Goals established for future Miloli'i Health Fairs include documenting patient impact to assess changes in measurable health outcomes, as well as bringing immunizations and medication assistance programs to the community.

and Janine presented their findings and talked to UH Hilo faculty members about the process of implementing and improving student-directed research.

The Hawaii Pharmacist’s Association (HPhA) hosted its 2nd annual poster session at its HPhA meeting in Oahu, on April 13th and 14th, 2013. This association is dedicated to improving the health The Office of Applied Learning of the people of Hawai’i, by Experiences (ALEX) hosted its advancing the practice of first annual student research pharmacy and improving quality of conference at the University of care through the healthcare team. Hawai’i at Hilo, on Saturday, th February 9 , 2013. The purpose of Brothers Jack and Janine spoke the conference was to showcase with several Hawai’i pharmacists student research, and encourage about healthcare challenges the faculty to incorporate this into people of Miloli’i face. They their own courses. Brothers Jack discussed data gathered from the

residents, such as health markers, disease prevalence, and medication use. The abstract from their presented research will be published in the Hawaii Medical Journal. Plans are in the works for Gamma Theta to continue research during their 4th Annual Miloli’i Heath Fair in 2014, so that the impact on the community can continue to be documented. One of our primary service goals has been to bring healthcare to the people of Hawai’i. It has been rewarding to maintain the unique relationship we have established with the people of Miloli’i, and we look forward to expanding our efforts with other Big Island communities in need.

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New Hope Food Pantry ! Professional and Service Project Chapter: Name of project: Total number of active Brothers in Chapter (including any Brothers on rotations): Number of Brothers participating in this project: Percent of participation (Brothers participating/Total Brothers x 100): Is this project part of a required course or curriculum at your school? Was this event sponsored by a Phi Delta Chi Chapter? Date Begun:

Gamma Theta New Hope Hilo Food Pantry 94 15 18.1%

Yes Yes

No

If no, who sponsored the event? New Hope Hilo

Date Completed:

10/27/2012

Yes Is this event ongoing?

No

Ongoing

No

If yes, explain? This event happens monthly and our chapter plans to continue participating.

Total number of Brother hours spent on 38 Brother Hours project (number of Brothers x hours each spent): Number of people served by project (if the 600 number is not quantifiable, state immeasurable): Families in need are provided with nutritious, high quality food. How are the people served? BRIEFLY explain project and include any data gathered: (pints of blood, money raised, people screened, size of audience, etc.)

The fellowship of New Hope Hilo hosts a food pantry once a month. The food pantry is supplied with food from The Food Basket Inc, a food bank on the island of Hawai'i. Grocery bags full of nutritious food are handed out to those in the community who need basic food assistance (low-income individuals & families, senior citizens). Brothers come an hour before the event starts to help pack the grocery bags, and then stay for another hour to help distribute the bags to those who come to the event.

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http://www.foodbaskethi.org

BROTHERS MADISON KARR AND CONNER FERRIN AT THE NEW HOPE FOOD PANTRY IN MAY.

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Relay for Life ! Professional and Service Project Chapter: Name of project: Total number of active Brothers in Chapter (including any Brothers on rotations): Number of Brothers participating in this project: Percent of participation (Brothers participating/Total Brothers x 100): Is this project part of a required course or curriculum at your school? Was this event sponsored by a Phi Delta Chi Chapter? Date Begun:

Gamma Theta Relay for Life 94 62 65.9%

Yes

No

Yes

No

If no, who sponsored the event? Relay for Life

Date Completed:

January 2013

Yes Is this event ongoing? Total number of Brother hours spent on project (number of Brothers x hours each spent): Number of people served by project (if the number is not quantifiable, state immeasurable):

March 8, 2013

No

If yes, explain? 30 Brother Hours

Immeasurable

Relay for Life is an event to spread awareness of people and their families affected by cancer. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society and the money is used to help people in need of housing or other services. BRIEFLY explain project and include any data gathered: (pints of blood, money raised, people screened, size of audience, etc.) How are the people served?

Relay for Life encompasses the idea that cancer never sleeps; therefore, the event is twelve hours from 6PM to 6AM. We had many pharmacy students who came to support the cause by walking the track. During the event, we fundraised by selling purple hope wristbands, snacks, hot dogs, chili cheese dogs, and otter pops. Through all our fundraising efforts, the College of Pharmacy Team has raised a total of $1,387.00 with the help of the students, faculty, friends, and community. This amount has gotten our team recognized as one of the top Rising Stars for Relay for Life. The grand total for the University of Hawaii Hilo was $26,392.81.

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R E L AY F O R L I F E

BROTHERS JAMIE MIZUSAWA, JAIRUS MAHOE, BERT MATSUO, JYNELLE TANGONAN, AND STACIE TAKAHASHI WITH DR. CONNELLY AT UH HILO’S RELAY FOR LIFE.

EVENT CHAIRS JYNELLE TANGONAN AND BERT MATSUO

BROTHERS JOSON PERREIRA AND KASIA QUINTAL

E BROTHERS CLESSON LE

AND JAIRUS MAHOE

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St. Jude's Warrior Dash ! Professional and Service Project Chapter: Name of project: Total number of active Brothers in Chapter (including any Brothers on rotations): Number of Brothers participating in this project: Percent of participation (Brothers participating/Total Brothers x 100): Is this project part of a required course or curriculum at your school? Was this event sponsored by a Phi Delta Chi Chapter? Date Begun:

Gamma Theta St. Jude's Warrior Dash 94 30 31.9%

Yes

No

Yes

No

If no, who sponsored the event? Warrior Dash by Red Frog Events

Date Completed:

2/23/13

Yes Is this event ongoing?

2/23/13

No

If yes, explain?

Total number of Brother hours spent on 120 Brother Hours project (number of Brothers x hours each spent): Number of people served by project (if the Immeasurable number is not quantifiable, state immeasurable): Raised money for St. Jude and assisted support tents. How are the people served? BRIEFLY explain project and include any data gathered: (pints of blood, money raised, people screened, size of audience, etc.)

Brothers participated in the 2013 Warrior Dash, which is a 5k mud run with various obstacles. Brothers signed up to be St. Jude’s warriors to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 22 brothers flew over to Oahu from Hilo just to participate in the run. Some brothers volunteered at the support tent to assist participants.

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BROTHERS VERONICA CUMMINGS, MATT SASAKI, AND CHRIS AYSON AT THE ST. JUDES WARRIORS TENT.

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VA Health Fair ! Professional and Service Project Chapter: Name of project: Total number of active Brothers in Chapter (including any Brothers on rotations): Number of Brothers participating in this project: Percent of participation (Brothers participating/Total Brothers x 100): Is this project part of a required course or curriculum at your school? Was this event sponsored by a Phi Delta Chi Chapter? Date Begun:

Gamma Theta VA Health Fair 94 9 9.6%

Yes

No

Yes

No

If no, who sponsored the event? APhA-ASP

Date Completed:

4/27/13

Yes Is this event ongoing? Total number of Brother hours spent on project (number of Brothers x hours each spent): Number of people served by project (if the number is not quantifiable, state immeasurable):

4/27/13

No

If yes, explain? 20 Brother Hours

30 (20 Veterans + 10 caregivers/family members)

VA residents, caregivers, and family members were provided with education on relevant disease states for the elderly, blood pressure screenings, and a fun day of bingo games. BRIEFLY explain project and include any data gathered: (pints of blood, money raised, people screened, size of audience, etc.) How are the people served?

Brothers went to Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home to provide education through education booths on various relevant health topics and disease states, such as cancer, exercises, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, hypertension, and Alzheimer's to the elderly and staff. We screened blood pressure and explained what their results meant. We also ran a Bingo game with prizes for the elderly.

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VA H E A LT H FA I R

ABOVE: BROTHER ANISSA MARZUKI TALKING TO A VETERANS HOME RESIDENT.

ABOVE: BROTHER MICAH KIM HAN TALKING TO A RESIDENT ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND ALSO THE MILITARY. LEFT: BROTHERS MICAH KIM HAN, BERT MATSUO, AND JOSON PERREIRA PRACTICING THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE SKILLS.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE

Back Row (L-R): Jenny Lee Ramos, Sisay Girmay, Allen Bagalso, Conner Ferrin, Eric Wigmosta, Jill Anne Villarosa, and Kimberly Victorine Front Row (L-R): Elyse Kanda, Janine Masri, Katie Tamai, Jessica Parker, Madison Karr, Jozelle Gabriel, Anissa Marzuki, Lindsey Takara, Jynelle Tangonan, and Jack Goldsberry.

A big mahalo to all of the brothers who contributed to this report with pictures, filling out forms, and doing write ups! Allen Bagalso Anissa Marzuki Bert Matsuo Conner Ferrin Edward Wong Elyse Kanda Jack Goldsberry

Janine Masri Jarred Prudencio Jenny Lee Ramos Jill Villarosa Jillian Wewers Jynelle Tangonan Kim Nguyen

Kimberly Victorine Kristina Lo Madison Karr Margaret Kang Natalie Savona Reece Uyeno Sisay Girmay

Also a big mahalo to the entire Gamma Theta Chapter for participating and supporting these events!

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Gamma Theta-Professional and Service Projects Report May 2013