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Puebla Service Project

Key Contact: Dr. Julie Johnson | Visit Activity Website

Country(ies): Mexico


Contact Information

Julie Johnson: jkjohn@umn.edu

Activity Description

Annual Puebla Service Project Provides Free Health Care for Patients, Unique Learning Opportunity for Students
Each spring, students provide free health screenings in Mexico as part of the annual Puebla Service Project, which is planned for and by students from the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance (MPSA).

The group holds clinics in different communities throughout Mexico. They examine patients for body mass index, blood pressure, heart rate, blood glucose and blood lipid levels. Patients with established diabetes also have their A1C analyzed to better assess their current diabetes treatment.

In 2008, MPSA students started the Puebla Service Project with the goals of providing a unique experience to enhance learning opportunities and improve pharmaceutical care practice skills, to present a more diverse and worldly view of health care, and to promote public health outside the U.S. by providing screenings to patients who may not otherwise seek or receive regular medical attention.

Activity Types

Clinical Care, Community Outreach, Education/Training

Academic Health Center Units

College of Pharmacy

Activity Topics

Diabetes, Health Care, Immunization

Status

Current