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Ohio Northern University

  • Project Title: ONU Mobile Health Clinic
  • Grant Period: 5/1/2015 – 4/30/2018
  • Program Representative Interviewed: Dr. Michael Rush, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, NCTTP; Director of ONU HealthWise & Pharmacy Residency Programs; Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Ohio Northern University
  • Location: Hardin County, Ohio
  • Program Overview: Ohio Northern University (ONU) runs a mobile clinic to address a variety of preventive and chronic care needs among rural residents, including COPD. The mobile clinic was established to address priorities from a community health needs assessment, including preventive health education, medication reconciliation, and healthcare access and navigation. ONU leverages its access to a broad array of health sciences students to travel to hard-to-reach areas to provide preventive health services to rural residents and link them to primary care. The mobile clinic helps COPD patients access necessary medications and provides smoking cessation counseling.

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