Community Wellness Initiatives

Our IPPE students visit organizations and facilities throughout Western New York and provide group and/or individual education utilizing a variety of outreach programs.

Medication Education and Safety for Seniors (MISUSE)

Our Medication Education and Safety for Seniors (MISUSE) program is currently on hold due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates.

The Medication Education and Safety for Seniors (MISUSE) program provides senior citizens with useful information on appropriate and safe use of prescription medications, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and herbal products. The goal of this program is to prevent medications from causing harm to seniors who are especially vulnerable to adverse effects.

MISUSE program initiatives include:

Poison Prevention

Poison Control.
Our Poison Prevention program educates children who are most at risk for accidental poisonings.
 
In this program, IPPE students visit local elementary schools and daycare centers to provide a 15-20 minute presentation about poison safety to pre-K, kindergarten and first grade students. The children are also provided with poison safety activity sheets, certificates, and information to take home to their parents.

The presentations are conducted during the weeks around the National Poison Prevention Week. Along with teaching about poison safety, this program also provides our pharmacy students with an opportunity to be involved in the community and to introduce children to a valuable and accessible health resource.

If you are a local Western New York elementary school teacher and are interested in having the UB Poison Prevention Patrol visit your school, please contact the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at 716-645-4798 for more information concerning the program and its application deadline.