Rx for the National Diabetes Prevention Program: Action Guide for Community Pharmacists [PDF – 12MB]
This CDC resource is designed to help community pharmacists and members of the pharmacy workforce reach people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes who could benefit from the National DPP lifestyle change program. The guide highlights various ways pharmacists can engage with the National DPP, provides case studies of pharmacies that have already taken these steps, and is framed around “three tiers of engagement” (i.e. Promoting Awareness; Screening, Testing, and Referring; and Delivering the Program), to allow pharmacies to pick and choose which tiers to engage with based on their own capacity.
Rx for the National DPP: Three Ways that Pharmacists Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Pharmacists play a key role in the partnership of organizations that make up the National Diabetes Prevention Program infrastructure, and this webinar is geared at promoting awareness of the program within the pharmacy community. It outlines three “tiers of engagement” pharmacists can adopt to get involved in the program. This webinar is a designated event for pharmacists to receive .75 Contact Hours in pharmacy education as a Continuing Professional Education credit.
Emerging Practices in Diabetes Prevention and Control: Working with Pharmacists [PDF – 706 KB]
This document examines the role of pharmacists in chronic disease management and highlights experiences from three 1305 grantees—Colorado, Iowa, and Ohio—in involving pharmacists in medication therapy management and team-based care. The states describe the roles they and their partners played, facilitating factors and barriers, initial results, and lessons learned.
A Program Guide for Public Health: Partnering with Pharmacists in the Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases [PDF – 389 KB]
This CDC resource provides basic definitions for medication therapy management (MTM), comprehensive medication management, and collaborative drug therapy management; a description of and evidence for the role of the pharmacist in team-based care; an overview of pharmacist scope of practice policies at the federal and state levels; a description of how chronic diseases are addressed in community pharmacies; examples of MTM from state health departments; and strategies for working with pharmacists to build chronic disease MTM programs.