Pharmacists play a crucial role in reducing the risk for heart disease and stroke in the United States. Pharmacists can use these resources and tools to help improve patient care. Public health professionals can learn about effective strategies to partner with pharmacists.
American Pharmacists Month Webinar Series—October 2017
With more and more Americans taking prescription drugs, the opportunity for collaboration between public health professionals and pharmacists has never been greater. Learn more about CDC’s work with pharmacy partners and potential for collaboration in a new webinar series this October.
Webinar Series Topics
October is American Pharmacists Month!
Check out ways to celebrate and resources to help you spread the word:
Use these tweets and posts to spread the word
- Questions about your Rx? Your local pharmacist might be able to help with that. Read more in our new CDC Features article. #APhM2017 http://bit.ly/2wtx6NE
- 7 questions to ask your pharmacist during your next trip to the local pharmacy. #APhM2017 http://bit.ly/2wtx6NE
Read and share the CDC Feature article
Share the CDC Feature article “Get to Know Your Pharmacist” with your networks. Print and share the list of questions in the feature to get the conversation started with your patients.
Join us for one or all of the webinars below, held every Wednesday in October from noon to 1 p.m. ET:
- Medication Adherence and Advanced Pharmacy Services (October 4)
- Adverse Drug Effects (October 4)
- Antibiotic Stewardship (October 11)
- HIV Prevention by the Pharmacist (October 11)
- National Diabetes Prevention Program (October 18)
- Medication-related Fall Prevention in Older Adults (October 18)
- Medication Use in Pregnancy (October 18)
- Opioid Overdose Epidemic (October 25)
- Immunizations (October 25)
Access the Webinar
These guides include resources and information for pharmacists about their role in team-based care for patients.
Using the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process to Manage High Blood Pressure: A Resource Guide for Pharmacists [PDF-633K]
The Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process is a way to prevent and manage high blood pressure through team-based care. This guide provides information about current resources and emerging practices as well as tools and examples that pharmacists can use to help improve health outcomes associated with cardiovascular disease.
Creating Community-Clinical Linkages Between Community Pharmacists and Physicians: A Pharmacy Guide [PDF-1.1M] | High-Resolution [PDF-6.4M]
This guide describes a framework for creating linkages between community pharmacists and physicians that benefit community collaborators and the patients they serve. This resource serves as a supplement to Community-Clinical Linkages for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases: A Practitioner’s Guide [ PDF-1.6M].
Advancing Team-Based Care Through Collaborative Practice Agreements [PDF – 4 MB]
This resource is designed to advance team-based care by empowering community pharmacists and prescribers to develop formalized relationships through collaborative practice agreements.
Collaborative Practice Agreements and Pharmacists’ Patient Care Services Resources: A Resource for Pharmacists [PDF-308K]
This resource is part of a set of guides that help put science into practice by including strategies and case examples of how pharmacists can better serve patients through collaborative practice agreements and collaborative drug therapy management. See the complete set of guides.
- Medication Adherence: Action Steps for Health Benefit Managers [PDF-173M]
This guide provides a call to action for pharmacy benefit managers to implement evidence- and practice-based medication adherence strategies that improve blood pressure control, cholesterol management, and smoking cessation. Additional resources and references for each action step are included.
One in four new prescriptions for high blood pressure medicines is never filled. The Million Hearts® initiative created this video for health care professionals, pharmacists, and other members of a patient’s health care team to improve medication adherence. Also available in Spanish.
This video from the Million Hearts® initiative includes ways to start the conversation with patients to help them manage high blood pressure and other health conditions.
- Page last reviewed: October 3, 2017
- Page last updated: October 3, 2017
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