Pharm to Farm: Partnerships to Make Clinical Pharmacy Services Accessible to Missouri Farmers
This session will discuss the partnerships and collaborations to deliver clinical pharmacy services to farmers and ranchers, as well as describe how health professions students are trained to become partners in agricultural health and safety.
- Recognize the benefits of the delivery of clinical pharmacy services in rural communities
- Identify opportunities for collaboration with health professions schools to provide outreach services to AgrAbility clients
- Describe how student pharmacists can be equipped with skills to fill healthcare gaps in rural areas and serve as partners in agricultural health and safety
Kelly Cochran, PharmD, BCPS
Kelly Cochran is a clinical associate professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy at MU and is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. In 2010 she developed the first ambulatory care clinical pharmacy services at the University of Missouri General Internal Medicine Clinics in Columbia, where she serves as a clinical pharmacy specialist and precepts pharmacy students and residents. Pursuing her interest in rural health, she developed Pharm to Farm, a mobile practice and teaching service which provides on-site farmstead medication assessments to farmers/ranchers throughout Missouri and has partnerships with Missouri Extension and Missouri AgrAbility Project. She has completed a certificate in Agricultural Health and Safety-The Core Course and is an AgriSafe member. Her current research includes evaluation of medication-related agricultural injury among Missouri farmers. She grew up on a farm in Indiana and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Butler University in Indianapolis. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and an Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and Medical Center.