Pharmacist Guest Experts
The pharmacist guest expert plays an important role in each Stepping On workshop by demonstrating how medications can increase an individual’s risk of falling and leading an informed discussion with program participants about strategies they can use when working with their doctors and pharmacists to minimize their individual risk factors. The pharmacist guest expert participates in the first half of session 5 of each workshop. For more information about volunteering as a pharmacist guest expert, please contact Becky Afzali, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com or (651) 204-0904.
Below you will find the materials you will need for your role in Stepping On.
In the picture above, volunteer Josie Burmeister, PharmD, speaks with Stepping On participants in December 2017. Josie works at the Allina Health Pharmacy and is a Courage Kenny TRP Consultant Pharmacist. She has volunteered as a pharmacist guest expert for multiple Faith Community Nurse-led workshops in the Twin Cities, always going above and beyond in her role.
About Stepping On
Below you will find general background information about Stepping On for your own information.
Research Articles and Bibliography:
- Article from the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 2004- by Dr. Lindy Clemson
- Use this article describing the original research supporting Stepping On
- Article from Frontiers in Public Health, 2015- by Dr. Jane E. Mahoney
- Use this article describing the effects of the Stepping On Program in Wisconsin
The FCNN Stepping On workshops are supported, in part, by a Live Well at Home grant from Minnesota Department of Human Services.