A Program guide for public health; partnering with pharmacists in the prevention and control of chronic diseases
Corporate Authors:National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.) ; National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.), Division of Diabetes Translation. ; National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.), Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.
Community Health Services
Prevention & Control
Chronic Disease/Prevention & Control
Community Health Services/United States
Diabetes Mellitus/Drug Therapy
Diabetes Mellitus/Prevention & Control
Heart Diseases/Drug Therapy
Heart Diseases/Prevention & Control
Hypertension/Prevention & Control
Public Health/United States
Description:New ways to expand team-based health care are needed to protect the health of Americans. Many chronic diseases, which are increasing with the aging U.S. population, are preventable or manageable. The role of the pharmacist has expanded beyond just dispensing medications and is evolving into active participation in chronic disease management as a part of team-based care. Programs addressing chronic diseases in state health departments and communities can build team relationships through public and private partnerships. We intend for this guide to serve as a starting point for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grantees to build these relationships with pharmacists and other strategic stakeholders. The objectives of this guide are to provide the following information: Basic definitions for medication therapy management, comprehensive medication management, and collaborative drug therapy management; A description of the role of the pharmacist in team-based health care; Evidence to support maximizing pharmacists' engagement in team-based health 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 medication therapy management from state health departments; Strategies for working with pharmacists.
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