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Assessing chronic community health needs through a pharmacy improvement project

Ciardi Sassone Samantha1* Primus A. Mark2 Metzger Jed2
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1 Department of Nursing, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York, USA
2 Department of Social Work, Nazareth University, Rochester, New York, USA
Submitted: 1 June 2023 | Accepted: 14 August 2023 | Published: 22 September 2023
© 2023 by the Author(s). This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ )
Abstract

Assessing community health needs is essential for providing comprehensive nursing care. This paper reported the usage of pharmacy supply over a 3-month period in Riverton, Jamaica. During the data collection process, we tracked the use of supplies and medications within the Riverton community during that timeframe. The findings we obtained from this quality improvement project reinforced the observations from the initial windshield survey/tour, which indicated that there are numerous unaddressed chronic health conditions within this community. Tracking pharmacy supply usage can be an alternative approach to conducting a windshield survey/tour. Therefore, these approaches can be employed in other communities to yield accurate data on chronic health conditions within a community.

Keywords
Community health
Chronic conditions
Windshield tour
Pharmacy
Funding
Students and faculty members at Le Moyne College, Nazareth University, and the Manchester-Shortsville Rotary
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