CAMMPUS Cardiovascular Health Assessment Program

UPDATE – The Cardiovascular Assessment and Medication Management by Pharmacists at the UBC Site (CAMMPUS) is project is nearing its end.  An evaluation of the impact of CAMMPUS on participant health will be released in the spring of 2018.  Thank you to all who participated.

 

A collaboration between UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science and UBC Health, Wellbeing and Benefits

CAMMPUS-Postcard_2015-800wEveryone in Canada is affected by cardiovascular disease. 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 Canadian have cardiovascular disease.

Every 7 minutes in Canada someone dies from heart disease or stroke.

Between August 2015 and October 2016, UBC faculty and staff from Vancouver and surrounding sites were invited to participate in a unique project called CAMMPUS (Cardiovascular Assessment and Medication Management by Pharmacists at the UBC site).

CAMMPUS offered confidential, expertly guided services provided by the UBC Pharmacists Clinic (at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vancouver campus) to help UBC employees know their current level of heart health (and cardiovascular disease) risk and then take steps to keep this risk as low as possible. Service costs were 100% covered by the UBC’s extended health benefit plan and available at no cost to employees.

Intake and initial assessments are now closed. UBC employees enrolled in the project continue to receive services for up to 12 months from their enrolment date or until their heart health goals have been achieved.

An evaluation of the impact of CAMMPUS on participant health will begin after all service to participants is concluded (in the fall of 2017). Results of the evaluation are expected in 2018.

For more information please contact:

Barbara Gobis, Director, Pharmacists Clinic, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Phone: 604-827-0313 E-mail: barbara.gobis@ubc.ca

Natasha Malloff, Senior Manager, Health Wellbeing and Benefits, UBC Human Resources

Phone: 604-822-8140 E-mail: natasha.malloff@ubc.ca

Peter Zed, Principle Investigator, Professor and Associate Dean Practice Innovation, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Phone: 604-827-1078 E-mail: peter.zed@ubc.ca