The College of Public Health partners annually with Columbus Public Health and the Ohio Department of Agriculture to offer a summertime farmers’ market in downtown Columbus. The market is held one day a week for three weeks on the front lawn of Columbus Public Health, 240 Parsons Ave. Ohio farmers offer fresh fruits and vegetables, providing nutritious food options to residents of Columbus’ downtown and East Side neighborhoods, areas known for having limited access to grocery stores.
The Generation Rx Initiative began at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in 2007 as a program to enhance medication safety and combat the increasing misuse and abuse of prescription drugs through educational prevention. Partnering with the Cardinal Health Foundation, the program has created toolkits aimed at specific audiences that are available to the public at no cost.
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship selects graduate student Schweitzer Fellows to spend a year developing and implementing service projects that address health and its social determinants in vulnerable communities. Launched in September 2010 and hosted by Ohio State’s College of Medicine, the Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program is a growing consortium currently comprised of 11 colleges at Ohio State, two Colleges on the Ohio University campus in Athens, and one private institution, Trinity Lutheran Seminary. View the list of current fellows here.
Other outreach programs in the health sciences: