Public Health Matters - Episode 12

Pharmacy Focus: Public Health Matters- Connecting to the Community Through Migrant Health

Services such as managing/updating patient programs and working with non-profits can go a long way in healthcare education for patients.

This week's episode features Danielle Colayco, PharmD, MS, Executive Director of Komoto Family Foundation, about her work at the foundation and the different services they provided to further assist migrant health and better community health messages.

Danielle Colayco, PharmD, MS (she/her) is the Executive Director of the Komoto Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Kern County, California that promotes health equity and access to healthcare services in partnership with marginalized communities through assistance programs, education, and community-based research. She also serves as Director of Health Outcomes for Komoto Healthcare, an independently owned group of outpatient pharmacy companies, where she oversees preventive healthcare services and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Dr. Colayco believes that everyone deserves a fair opportunity to live well, no matter who they are or how much they earn. She earned her PharmD and MS in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy from the University of Southern California (USC).

Dr. Colayco volunteers her time on the Board of Councilors to the Dean of the USC School of Pharmacy, a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council at USC, and a member of the Quality Improvement and Utilization Management Committee for Kern Health Systems, a managed Medicaid health plan.