Community Programs

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences believes that an institution of higher learning has a responsibility to the communities outside its campus borders.

The College works with area school, community, and youth organizations through a variety of programs and events that include:


The longstanding ACPHS High School Summer Enrichment Program educates area high school students in the broad spectrum of career possibilities associated with pharmaceutically and biomedically related research. The five week annual program runs from early July through mid-August.

Each week of the full-time program consists of three days of research with an ACPHS faculty member, one day of instructional activities, and one day to tour regional pharmaceutical/biotech companies. For more information, please contact david.clarke@acphs.edu

To learn more about the program, please read this article from the Albany Times Union.

Albany Community Health Day

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences host its inaugural Albany Community Health Day (formerly the ACPHS Health & Wellness Expo) on September 24, 2016 at the Capital South Campus Center at 20 Warren Street in Albany. The locations is also home to College Parkside Pharmacy, the school's student operated pharmacy.

Visit the Albany Community Health Day web page for a list of services and activities provided at the Health Fair and details on next year's event.

Colchester Community Wellness Fair

The College's Colchester Campus also organizes a companion event - the Colchester Community Wellness Fair - in Vermont. The event features local health experts who provide information and answer questions in the areas of nutrition, fitness, health, and personal well-being for residents of all ages.

Health services provided at the event include flu shots (free with most insurance plans), health screenings, and fitness demonstrations.

Community Partnerships

ACPHS students and faculty contribute to the community in a variety of other ways, including volunteer work and support for organizations such as the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Boys and Girls Clubs, Make a Wish Foundation, March of Dimes, Meals on Wheels, National Kidney Foundation, Parsons Child and Family Center, Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Toys for Tots, and many more.

For information regarding these programs or to become involved, contact Gil Chorbajian, ACPHS's Director of Marketing and Communications at gil.chorbajian@acphs.edu or at (518) 694-7394.