Through the College's partnerships with local non-profits, students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to give back to the community.
- St. Louis College of Pharmacy has enjoyed a great relationship with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for years. Student volunteers hold numerous diabetes screenings every year at pharmacies and other venues across St. Louis and host Boo Fest on the STLCOP campus every October. STLCOP students provide educational information to kids with diabetes and their parents while presenting fun activities in a carnival-like atmosphere.
- Working with the St. Louis Regional Asthma Consortium, STLCOP faculty created the Asthma Friendly Pharmacies program. Seven pharmacies in the St. Louis region provide advanced pharmaceutical care to patients with asthma through the program, which is integrated in STLCOP’s experiential curriculum.
- Health literacy affects everyone, and pharmacists are key to helping people become educated about their medications. Working with Health Literacy Missouri, STLCOP students help patients understand health and disease, drugs, interactions, and how lifestyle affects health.
- Ready Readers, a non-profit organization devoted to preventing reading problems in low-income communities. Our student pharmacists read to the kids and pass along positive health care messages by reading a health-related book. The kids are also given free, high-quality, books to continue their love of reading at home.