Pharmacy Focus: Public Health Matters- Trauma Informed Care and Its Impact on Public Health


Trauma informed care has had an impact on the public health spectrum for years, especially with what has happened on a global front.

This week's episode features Dr. Helen Sairany, trauma-informed pharmacist, and past field provider for Doctors Without Borders in Iraq and Western Syria, on trauma informed care and how to show up as health care professionals.

Sairany has held past positions as the State Executive and CEO for the South Carolina Pharmacy Association (SCPhA), Director of Content Development and Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Director of Quality Assurance at the University of Duhok College of Pharmacy, and as a field provider for Doctors Without Borders in Iraq and Western Syria.

She was recognized by the Washington Business Journal “40 Under 40” for her work on combating opioid abuse nationwide through pharmacist patient care services and trauma informed care.

She has keynoted nationally on a wide range of topics including but not limited to mental health fitness and wellbeing, racial and developmental trauma, addiction, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. She is a proud author of two books; “Trading Grenades for Candy: A Kurdish Refugee's American Journey” and “Post Traumatic Wisdom: Finding Belonging in Wake of Racial Trauma.”

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