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Creation and Implementation of a Novel Mobile Community Health Application (App) Program by Student Pharmacists

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Journal of the American Pharmacists Association

First published: 20 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2017.11.003

Michelle Vu, Vi Nguyen, Soumya Vishwanath, Courtney Wolfe, Sweta Patel

Objective: A free mobile health application (app), Know Your Numbers (KYN), was developed by student pharmacists to assist underserved community members to track their health numbers. The study objectives included: creating of a mobile health app, implementing a pilot program and analyzing the frequency of app usage and perceptions of community members toward their health numbers, pharmacists, and health apps.

Methods: Student pharmacists recruited participants at the community clinics and health fairs organized in underserved communities of metro-Atlanta, Georgia.