2023 Incentive Grant Recipient: Sabrina Koza, PharmD
Project Proposal: Assessment of a Community-based Pharmacist Intervention on Glycemic Control and Lifestyle Knowledge in Patients with at Risk for Developing Diabetes at a Large Community Pharmacy Chain
Sabrina Koza, PharmD, currently serves as a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident at Kroger-WVU in Morgantown, WV.
In 2021, West Virginia was ranked as number one for diabetes prevalence in the United States. It is estimated that about 9% of adults in West Virginia currently have prediabetes. These statistics portray the need for increasing access to care for patients and increasing education on prediabetes to decrease the prevalence of it in this state.
"I am most excited about receiving an Incentive Grant to be able to provide this service at no cost and to increase accessibility to patients. I am excited to be able to discuss lifestyle changes with patients to help better their health and overall quality of life. I hope to be able to show the impact of a brief pharmacist intervention on patients’ lives through education on nutrition and physical activity, along with glycemic control. "