State Health Departments Selected to Participate in 2020 NACDD Pharmacy Learning Collaborative

NACDD congratulates staff from the health departments of Colorado, Georgia, Missouri, Texas, and Virginia for their selection as participants in the Advancing Pharmacy-Related Interventions to Control Hypertension and Manage Cholesterol Learning Collaborative. The intent for this unique learning opportunity is to support the priorities of 1817 by focusing on innovative team-based approaches to hypertension control and cholesterol management. These approaches include medication therapy management, the appointment-based model, and other tools and resources to increase medication adherence.

One cardiovascular disease prevention staff person from each health department will participate with up to two pharmacy partners to participate in expert-led virtual meetings and peer exchange. Participating pharmacy partners include those working in local colleges of pharmacy, state pharmacy associations, and quality improvement organizations.

The Learning Collaborative is designed to designed to accelerate team-based care by applying the Identify-Assess-Act Framework. This framework aims to identify and engage with payers, pharmacies, and/or the community to increase pharmacy-based interventions for hypertension control and cholesterol management. The teams participated in a kickoff call Feb. 4, 2020 and will continue work on the project through July 2020, with an in-person meeting in May/June 2020. The results and lessons learned from this project will be disseminated through a fireside chat in September 2020.