Idaho State University College of Pharmacy has won first place in the national competition for Operation Diabetes from the American Pharmacists Association.
Operation Diabetes is a student outreach program that screens the public for diabetes and educates on management of the disease.
Student pharmacists partner with other student healthcare providers to offer collaborative patient care services. Participants are then given information or referred to a health care professional for further help. The services are free to the public. They’re paid for with fundraising.
An annual report of these efforts is submitted to the APhA to be judged for the competition. ISU has won the regional recognition many times, but this is the first time it has won first place in the national level competition.