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Public health - campaigns

Public health - Campaigns

Pharmacists, because of their direct contact with the patient, do an essential job in public health and health education. Patients who are knowledgeable and engage in educational initiatives, follow a healthier lifestyle, better comply with drug treatments, reduce the risk of problems associated with them, have fewer hospital readmissions, and generally significantly improve their quality of life.

Pharmacy and health space

Ir a Espacio Farmacia y Salud - Campañas del CGCOFThe General Council of Colleges of Pharmacists has among its objectives the promotion of health and prevention of the disease, as well as health education to the population. In this regard, between 2002 and 2020, the General Council, in collaboration with the Official Colleges of Pharmacists, has successfully carried out 167 health campaigns. Initiatives that have had a wide participation of pharmacists, showing the commitment of the Pharmaceutical Profession to public health and society.

These health campaigns can be classified into three main categories: those aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle habits (sun protection, food, oral hygiene, etc.); aimed at improving drug use (optimization of COPD treatment, etc.); and those aimed at promoting the knowledge and care of certain pathologies (Parkinson's, Rare Diseases, Myasthenia, AIDS, etc.).

The General Council develops initiatives adapted to the expectations and needs of each of the different audiences in which their relations with society are realized, in order to design effective strategies that contribute to social welfare from the pharmaceutical sector.

Pharmacy and health space

Pharmaceutical advice on public health

From community pharmacy, an important role is played in public health, carrying out very relevant functions, focused mainly on the detection of possible cases in various diseases, in the provision of rigorous information about a particular disease and its prevention or treatment.

To facilitate this work, the General Council of Colleges of Pharmacists makes available to pharmacists professional information on health current issues, such as all information related to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection (COVID-19).

Pharmaceutical advice on public health

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