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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
  • 7 questions to ask your pharmacist during your next trip to the local pharmacy. #APhM2017

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

Web: Watch the webinar via Adobe Connect.
Audio: Call-in: 888-819-8867; Passcode: 1813244
Find other CDC webinars for pharmacists.

Pharmacy Guides

These guides include resources and information for pharmacists about their role in team-based care for patients.

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.

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