Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy professional student pharmacist Kelsi Gulick of Pearsall, Texas, directly impacted her hometown community in Frio County when she shared the importance of immunizations during her internship. She received Intern of the Year in the Gulf Coast and Southwest Region for H-E-B.
This year, participants in employer-based health plans are likely to see an additional incentive for an annual physical, as provisions in the Affordable Care Act have made it easier for employers to encourage employee health by subsidizing premiums for those who engage in healthy living habits. But that shouldn’t be the only reason you visit the doctor this year.
Health care professionals aim to improve quality of life and health status of their patients, but often times the same strategies don’t apply across all communities. Health care providers must continuously work to understand the needs of their community and share important health information with a culturally appropriate strategy.