Helping Hands: The PATIENTS Program Goes LIVE (on Facebook)

Written By: Genevieve Polk, MPH, Assistant Director of Dissemination and Implementation for The PATIENTS Program

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a series of Helping Hands stories authored by School of Pharmacy faculty, staff, students, trainees, and alumni who stepped up to assist their family and friends, colleagues, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Housed in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) at the School of Pharmacy, The PATIENTS Program — despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — continues to serve as a bridge between the communities that encompass West Baltimore and researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

As we continue to try to meet the community where they are, The PATIENTS Program is going live on Facebook! Our first live event was “Real Talk” with Rodney Elliott, community engagement specialist for The PATIENTS Program, on Thursday, May 7, at noon. The event highlighted face masks and the importance of wearing them based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rodney talked about the types of masks people can wear (and should wear) and fielded questions from viewers.

We will continue to go live covering important topics related to COVID-19, with future events including “Ms. Bj’s Corner,” featuring our senior engagement specialist Bj Shaneman-Robinson, on Thursday, May 21, at noon. She will help bust some myths surrounding how research is conducted. So, grab your lunch and come join us.
We hope you will like and follow our Facebook page, as we continue to bring content to uplift our spirits and bring us together.

Here is a link to Facebook, where you can watch our “Real Talk” segment with Rodney Elliott.

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