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Advancing Team-Based Care Through the Use of Collaborative Practice Agreement

Advancing Team-Based Care Through the Use of Collaborative Practice Agreements and Using the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process to Manage High Blood Pressure

 

NACDD, in coordination with CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, is working with state teams from Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming on a learning program that is designed to accelerate team-based care using the pharmacists’ patient care process (PPCP) and collaborative practice agreements (CPA) designed to manage high blood pressure. The state health department and pharmacy partner teams attended an in-person workshop on May 24-25, 2017 in Atlanta, GA and participated in several follow up webinars to acquire the information needed to host trainings within their states for pharmacists and primary care physicians. The teams have developed a project plan and timeline for disseminating and supporting pharmacists with implementing the PPCP and CPA resource guides provided by the CDC.

 

The report from the in-person meeting is now available.

 

NACDD and CDC Fireside Chat Advancing Team-Based Care Through the Use of Collaborative Practice Agreements and Using the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process to Manage High Blood Pressure

Recording now available!

 

On September 27, 2017, NACDD and CDC hosted a fireside chat to highlight the experiences of states participating in this project. The live panel discussion was moderated by Jeff Durthaler, Population Health Consultant Pharmacist for CDC, and featured Ben Berrett from the University of Utah Health and Hannah Herold from the Wyoming Department of Health. The project faculty who have guided participants through this program were also available to share their perspective. 

A summary of state progress was shared during the fireside chat and includes information from all seven states. 

State Teams

The state teams consist of the following state departments of public health and their pharmacy partners:

 

State

Public Health Partner

Pharmacy Partner

Arizona

David Heath, Arizona Department of Health Services

Stephanie Forbes, University of Arizona, Medication Management Center

Georgia

Shana Scott, Georgia Department of Public Health

Andrea McKeever, South University School of Pharmacy, Georgia

Iowa

Terry Meek, Iowa Department of Public Health

Anthony Pudlo, Iowa Pharmacy Association

Utah

Teresa Roark, Health Program Coordinator, Utah Department of Health

Benjamin Berrett, Pharmacy Primary Care Services at University of Utah Health

Virginia

Kayla Craddock, Virginia Department of Health

Cynthia Warriner, Virginia Pharmacists Association

West Virginia

Jessica Wright, West Virginia Bureau of Public Health

Krista Capehart, West Virginia School of Pharmacy,

Wyoming

Hannah Herold, Wyoming Department of Health

Thanh-Nga Thi Nguyen, University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy

 

 

 The desired outcomes of this project include taking actions that lead to:

1.  Increased engagement between the state health department and state pharmacy  and medical professional organizations.

2.  Increased use of the pharmacists’ patient care process for managing high blood pressure and other chronic conditions

3.   Increased use of collaborative practice agreements between pharmacists and prescribers.

4.   Increase in sustainable pharmacy practice models.

5.   Knowledge transfer from participating states to non-participating states.

 

Workshop participants are using the following resource guides developed by CDC and pharmacy partners:

For additional information, please see the following resources:

 


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