Pharmacy and Health Professions Student Government (PHPSG) awarded $15,000 to student organizations and class cohorts this past year for service and interprofessional events or community outreach programs that speak to the PHPSG mission. Many projects used the funding to encourage interprofessional collaboration or improve upon a program already in place.
Phi Delta Chi, Shining the Spotlight on Health Careers. This project involved showing area high school students what health care professionals do each day.
Interprofessional Geriatric Organization, Senior Prom. This event at a local retirement facility allowed students to interact and socialize with the residents and involved collaborative planning among interdisciplinary committees.
Student Empowerment Network, NebraskAbility. This advocacy photo gallery for individuals with varying disabilities focused on their abilities, life stories and messages of empowerment.
The Porto Clinic. This walk-in clinic promotes critical thinking, leadership, service, and scholarship to all the participating students.
Creative Occupations, Promoting Literacy. This project’s goal was to send books home with students at an area elementary school and offer skills and resources to overcome barriers that keep students and families from reading.
Pi Theta Epsilon, Physical Therapy Leadership Guild. This interprofessional event for occupational and physical therapy students demonstrated the benefits of collaborating among multiple disciplines in the pediatric setting; more than 200 students and faculty attended.
APhA-ASP (American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists), Heartbreak Hospital. This interprofessional activity challenged students to work together to find mistakes and errors in a hospital simulation room.
Creative Occupations, Creative Canvas. This event focused on providing children ages 8-12 with a fun opportunity to engage in the creative occupation of painting, in collaboration with the Autism Society of Nebraska.
Operation Diabetes, hosted by APhA-ASP. This project involved working with the Healing Gift Clinic to do A1C testing on patients who have diabetes or are at an increased risk of developing diabetes. HIV/AIDS Awareness Week, sponsored by the Multicultural Health Sciences Student Association (MHSSA), broadened the knowledge of health professional students, faculty and staff about HIV and AIDS.
The Alaska 2018 occupational therapy cohort and Creighton University Student Occupational Therapy Association (CUSOTA) – Alaska. This co-sponsored project focused on construction of mobile therapy structures for use at Alaska Psychiatric Institute.
Creighton University Student Occupational Therapy Association (CUSOTA). This project partnered with Omaha’s Ollie Webb Center to host an adaptive Easter egg hunt, giving all children an equal opportunity for social engagement, regardless of the differences in their abilities.
Rho Chi Society. Rho Chi was able to strengthen its relationship with the Ponca and Native people who utilize the Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center through this project.
The first-year occupational therapy class, Better Together ReCycle Camp. Students worked in partnership with ABIDE, the Community Bike Shop, and Live Well Omaha, on the Better Together ReCycle Camp for Kids 2017. Children learned about bike safety, bike signals and bike repair, and received new helmets and bikes.