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Methods & resources for engaging pharmacy partners
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    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.). Division for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention. ; American Pharmacists Association. ;
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    The goal of this publication is to give public health departments methods and resources they can use to engage pharmacy partners to enhance team-based care and form community-clinical links that result in improved population health. Community-clinical links help to connect health care providers, community organizations, and public health departments so they can improve patients’ access to preventive and chronic care services. These links have been shown to improve the management of chronic conditions by improving access, referral, and payment for effective community programs Over the past 20 years, the role of the pharmacist has expanded to include participation in team-based care and chronic disease management. Community and ambulatory care pharmacists are well-positioned to deliver patient care services and referrals for additional clinical services. Pharmacists have been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as health care “extenders” in the community who can help improve chronic disease self-management.

    This guide was developed by the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in collaboration with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

    Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Methods and Resources for Engaging Pharmacy Partners. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2016.


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