APhA-ASP Operation Diabetes
Operation Diabetes seeks to help pharmacists and student pharmacists identify individuals in the community with previously undiagnosed diabetes and those who are at risk for developing the disease. In addition the program seeks to increase overall awareness of diabetes and the role pharmacists play in prevention and managing the effects of diabetes. Conducting blood glucose screenings and educating the public on the risk factors for diabetes, the importance of medication compliance, and tight control on blood glucose student pharmacists can help individuals across the nation improve their quality of life.
As student pharmacists and future health care providers, you demonstrate how the profession of pharmacy serves as an excellent resource in preventing the morbidity and mortality associated with diabetes. You have the opportunity to take your knowledge outside of the classroom and make a difference for the community. It could be as simple as writing a letter to the editor of a local paper highlighting the impact of diabetes education by pharmacists. It could be as large as conducting blood glucose screenings and foot exams at a major health fair. It all starts with one idea, one chapter, and one community.
- 91 chapters participated
- 13,503 student pharmacists participated
913 faculty participated
1,507 pharmacy practitioners participated
- 1,507 events/projects held
- 47,462 patients screened
- 4,957 patients referred to their primary care provider
- 47,849 patients received health and wellness services
- 3,685,321 patients educated through public relations initiatives
APhA-ASP recognizes each chapter that implements an Operation Diabetes program in their community. One Chapter from each of the eight APhA-ASP regions are recognized during Midyear Regional Meetings. In addition, the eight regional winners, along with one national winner, and two national runners-up are recognized during the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition at the APhA-ASP Opening General Session and in Student Pharmacist magazine.
- American Diabetes Association
- American Association of Diabetes Educators
- 2013 APhA-ASP Operation Diabetes Video
- APhA Certificate Training Program: The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care
Operation Diabetes Award Report & Recognition
Recognition will be awarded to the top chapters nationally at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition. Chapters receive the following cash awards:
National Award Winning Chapter = $1,000
National 1st Runner-up = $750
National 2nd Runner-up = $500
Regional Award Winning Chapters - Regions 1-8 = $250
Operation Diabetes Report Submission
To be considered for regional and national awards for APhA-ASP Diabetes activities, chapters can complete an essay and submit a separate chronological list for the project events (e.g. Operation Diabetes Chronological List) within the APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Report form. Guidelines and information on the submission process can be found within the APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Report information.
Thank you to our Supporter!
APhA-ASP Operation Diabetes is supported by Rite Aid.