University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy is one of the two recipients of the National Award of the 2019 National Consumers League (NCL) Script Your Future Medication Adherence Challenge!  This is the 5th year in a row that our students have won the national Script Your Future Challenge.

University of Pittsburgh’s inter-professional team consisted of the University’s School of Dental Medicine, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work.

University of Pittsburgh reached 2,387 people over the span of 70 events. During these events the teams directly counseled 2,107 patients, distributed about 400 wallet cards and secured 1,907 “I Will” Pledges. The team conducted outreach over an expansive media platform, amplifying medication adherence messaging across three different radio stations reaching approximately 125,000 listeners throughout the region. University of Pittsburgh bolstered the multidisciplinary nature of their team by coordinating an inter-professional trivia night and forum. In addition, the team partnered with the nonprofit Operation Better Block to coordinate a health fair, providing point of care testing and health care counseling to over 80 attendees. The team was also able to integrate Script Your Future messaging during patient intake and consultation through partnership with the Birmingham Free Clinic.

Photo Above: : PittPharmacy at the Community Engagement Center in Homewood

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