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.
These guides include resources and information for pharmacists about their role in team-based care for patients.
The Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process Approach: An Implementation Guide
This implementation guide is for public health practitioners and health care professionals to help engage pharmacists in hypertension management through the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process. The Guide includes key examples from the Michigan Medicine Hypertension Pharmacists’ Program that health care teams can replicate in their own programs.
Pharmacist-Provided Medication Therapy Management in Medicaid [PDF – 395 KB]
This guide can help state health agencies and Medicaid stakeholders develop strategies to implement or expand pharmacist-provided medication therapy management (MTM). Implementing MTM can help improve care for Medicaid beneficiaries with chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease (CVD).
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.
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.
- Help Patients Take Blood Pressure Medicine
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.
- How You Can Team Up with Patients
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.