Operation Diabetes is a patient care project that strives to teach students, including pharmacy and other health professionals about managing diabetes. We can make a difference in patient care by increasing diabetes awareness and educating the public about risk factors and the importance of medication adherence. We have the ability to highlight the important role of the pharmacist in managing diabetes. By acting as a patient advocate to educate the community, we can empower patients to take an active role in their health. To reach this goal, Operation Diabetes holds an annual Pens and Pumps learning class as well as screenings throughout the Gainesville community to promote diabetes awareness. Student pharmacists are able to provide free glucose tests and work with patients to assess diabetes risk factors and counsel on medications. As future pharmacists, our patients will rely on our knowledge and compassion to guide them and help them understand this complex condition.
HealthStreet is a community engagement program through the University of Florida’s Department of Epidemiology whose mission is to reduce disparities in health research and access to care. HealthStreet’s Community Health Workers assess the health concerns and conditions of people in the community and refer people to relevant medical and social services, as well as opportunities to participate in health research at the University of Florida.
UF Equal Access Clinic
Equal Access is a network of student-run free healthcare clinics established by the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida.
UF Mobile Outreach Clinic
The UF Mobile Clinic is a highly flexible means of delivering health care to the medically under-served in low income neighborhoods and rural areas in and around Alachua County. The clinic can test and prescribe a treatment for diabetes at the following locations in east Gainesville.
- Library Partnership: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesdays
- Downtown Library: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays at 401 E. University Ave
- Bartley Temple United Methodist Church: 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays at 1936 NE 8th Ave
- Cone Park Library: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays
- GRACE Marketplace: 1-5 p.m. Fridays at 2841 NE 39th Ave