2023 Incentive Grant Recipient: Jasmine Bazinet, PharmD
Project Proposal: Comparing the Ability of Community Pharmacists to Screen for Food Insecurity and Educate Qualifying Patients on Available Resources During In-Person and Telephonic Patient Encounters
Jasmine Bazinet, PharmD currently serves as the PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident at Albertsons Companies in Boise, ID.
In 2020, 10.5% of United States households experienced food insecurity, with members of food-insecure households being at an increased risk of chronic diseases and poorer management of disease states. Since patients may not be screened for social determinants of health by their provider, opportunities may be missed to address causative factors of worse health leading to reduced patient-centeredness of treatment plans.
"With pharmacies located in grocery stores, Albertsons pharmacists are uniquely situated to discuss food access and the importance of good nutrition with our patients."
"Since nutrition and food security can heavily impact disease state control and quality of life, I am excited to explore ways for community pharmacists to best connect our patients with programs that help them access healthy foods. Receiving the APhA Foundation Incentive Grant will help translate our educational materials into Spanish and expand the patient populations we can reach."