CAMMPUS Cardiovascular Health Assessment Program

Cardiovascular Assessment and Medication Management by Pharmacists at the UBC Site (CAMMPUS) is a unique multi-year collaboration between the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and UBC HR’s Health, Wellbeing & Benefits. The CAMMPUS project focuses on improving the cardiovascular heart health of UBC Vancouver faculty and staff.

In the fall of 2017, CAMMPUS completed the data collection phase. Data analysis and evaluation is currently underway and results are anticipated later in 2018. They will be shared with the UBC community, as well as in professional human resources and pharmacy practice circles. It is expected that findings from CAMMPUS will inform future discussions and policy decisions around the role pharmacists have in preventive health care.

Thank you to all the UBC Vancouver faculty and staff who participated and made time to prioritize their cardiovascular health.

About CAMMPUS:

The idea for CAMMPUS formed in 2014 when UBC Human Resources’ Health, Wellbeing & Benefits unit partnered with the UBC Pharmacists Clinic to offer heart health assessments at the annual UBC Travelling Health Fair. Employees were eager to learn about their own health and, through this event, a proportion of employees were identified as having higher risk for future problems than expected or recommended.

CAMMPUS was launched in 2015. Between August 2015 and October 2016, 512 UBC Vancouver faculty and staff were offered a confidential, 30-minute cardiovascular risk assessment administered by a registered pharmacist (or registered pharmacy student under pharmacist supervision). Of the employees initially assessed, 205 with elevated risk volunteered to receive up to 12 months of standardized service designed to reduce heart health risk and guide improved health through customized care plans. Of the 205 participants, 178 (86.8%) completed the study. Twenty-seven participants (13.2%) withdrew for a variety of reasons.

Service costs were 100% covered by UBC’s extended health benefits plan and available at no cost to the employee.

About cardiovascular disease in Canada:

  • Cardiovascular disease is the name for health problems that affect the heart and blood vessels. It includes heart attacks, stroke (in the brain) and angina (chest pain)
  • As of 2013, according to Health Canada, more than 1.37 million Canadians have cardiovascular disease
  • Every 7 minutes in Canada, someone dies from heart disease or stroke

For more information please contact:

Barbara Gobis
Director, Pharmacists Clinic, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Phone: 604-827-0313 | Email: barbara.gobis@ubc.ca

Natasha Malloff
Director, Health Wellbeing & Benefits, UBC Human Resources
Phone: 604-822-8140 | Email: natasha.malloff@ubc.ca

Dr. Peter Zed
Principle Investigator, Professor and Associate Dean of Practice Innovation, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Phone: 604-827-1078 | Email: peter.zed@ubc.ca

Photo: Melissa Lafrance