The University of Iowa

Operation Heart

As the public’s most accessible health care provider, pharmacists can play a significant role in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease (CVD). As future health care professionals and patient advocates, student pharmacists support these efforts and address an unmet need in public health by helping patients identify and understand their risks for CVD. Through public awareness, community outreach, and patient-specific education on cardiovascular risk factors, student pharmacists can empower patients to take control of their health and prevent cardiovascular disease before it starts. Through participation in Operation Heart student pharmacists volunteer in their communities to encourage lifestyle modifications, monitor associated risk factors, and provide education about medications for heart disease.

College of Pharmacy
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