2024 Incentive Grant Recipient: Mariah Hubi, PharmD
Project Proposal: Improving Medication Literacy and Medication Adherence in Spanish-Speaking Communities Through a Community Pharmacy Intervention
Mariah Hubi is a PGY1 Community-Based Resident with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Kroger Health in Knoxville, TN. She graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
"The Hispanic/Latinx population is one of the largest minority populations in the United States and has lower health literacy levels than adults of other racial/ethnic groups. Assessing an individual’s health literacy and adherence with appropriate tools in the community setting can address and improve health disparities. The purpose of this project is to determine the impact of pharmacist engagement in a community partnership intervention to improve medication literacy and medication adherence among Spanish-speaking communities. This project will be completed through partnership with a local church, focusing on patients who speak Spanish as their primary language."
"I am motivated to make impactful changes in the health and lives of my patients. I am most passionate about caring for individuals with different social determinants of health, who have a disproportionately higher risk for chronic conditions. My training has put me in a unique position to be a dependable resource for this patient population and I want to utilize the skills I learned to provide patient education and show improvement in medication literacy and adherence."
"I am honored to be a recipient of the APhA Foundation Incentive Grant. Throughout my experiences in the healthcare field, I learned about the needs that are not being met in underserved populations which encouraged me to enroll in the Spanish for Healthcare Professionals Certificate program in pharmacy school. I am excited to reach vulnerable patients and be more accessible through use of Spanish communication skills and local community partnership."