Equal Access Auburn
Who We Are
Equal Access Auburn is a student-run project committed to helping the underserved/uninsured populations in the Auburn/Opelika area. EAA also collaborates with Equal Access Birmingham, a student-run initiative which serves to:
- Improve healthcare access for underserved populations in Birmingham
- Enhance medical education through meaningful service-learning experiences in their clinic
What We Do
Equal Access Auburn has monthly health fairs around the Auburn/Opelika area where students interact with patients in the community by performing blood pressure blood and glucose screenings as well as counseling on how to control hypertension and diabetes. In the Fall of 2015, EAA developed a partnership with Walgreens and are happy to also give free vaccines at health fairs. Currently, EAA is the only HSOP student organization to give free vaccines to the underserved population in our community. EAA health fairs are a great way to both volunteer and practice the skills you learn in pharmacy school.
At EAA's CHIP clinics, pharmacy students get the chance to talk with patients about what medications they take and about proper adherence and side effects. These clinics are also a great opportunity to work on inter-professional skills as EAA gets the chance to partner with nursing students and nurse practioners. EAA is excited to start offering vaccines at these clinics in the Fall of 2016.
EAA also sends volunteers to help Equal Access Birmingham, where pharmacy students get to interact with medical students, doctors, and pharmacists at a student-run free clinic to help take care of the underserved population in Birmingham, Alabama. This is a special opportunity to help develop treatment plans and make medication recommendations.
Our Goal for the Future
EAA hopes to open our own student-run free clinic in the Auburn/Opelika area to take care of our local community.
Come Join Us!
If you love volunteering and want to utilize and practice the skills you learn in pharmacy school, then EAA is for you! EAA health fairs are a great way to both volunteer and practice the skills you learn in pharmacy school. For anyone interested in holding an officer position, positions are available to P1s, P2s, and P3s.
EAA speaks to the upcoming P1s during orientation week and holds an informational meeting each Fall. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please look out for our emails. EAA has no dues, so there’s no reason not to come volunteer with us!
2017-18 EAA Officers
Melanie Pryor Whitmore
Dr. Jeanna Sewell
Dr. Kristi Kelley
Last Updated: May 11, 2017