The Children's Health Initiative Project (CHIP) is a new patient care project under the MPSA umbrella. It was created by a student in the Leadership Emphasis Area with the intention of improving health literacy in children. CHIP aspires to advocate for the pharmacy profession and improve both health and well-being in a younger audience (K-6th grade) by creating engaging activities that focus on preparing kids for future healthcare-related decisions such as medication safety, eating and exercise habits, and vaccinations. To promote the profession, CHIP has interactive pharmacy-specific activities such as determining if an item is a candy or medicine, reading a prescription label and drawing up a syringe, and punching capsules. CHIP's main events are health fairs and after-school programs at local elementary schools in the Duluth area but expanding programming to the Twin Cities campus is an ultimate goal for CHIP!


Duluth Contact

Jessica Bentley

Twin Cities Contact