Katy's Kids Background

The Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) developed Katy’s Kids as a program to teach children about medicines and medicine safety. Katy’s Kids was developed by the Iowa Pharmacy Association Patient Education Committee in 1988. Katy’s Kids strives to instill a sense of proper medication use in children. Katy’s Kids was developed for kindergarten through second grade students. Presentations are given to classrooms by pharmacists and student pharmacists of the community.

In its first 20 years, Katy’s Kids has been presented by pharmacists around the country in 30 states to 200 classrooms- instructing over 50,000 children. Katy’s Kids serves to improve children’s awareness and understanding of medicine and its use.  

Medicine can be dangerous if not taken correctly.