Pharmacists are Valued Partners in Diabetes Prevention and Control

State health departments are increasingly seizing the opportunity to work with pharmacists to prevent and control chronic diseases, including prediabetes and diabetes. In addition to conducting screening and making referrals, community pharmacists work in a unique space as healthcare providers, seeing and counseling patients directly and frequently in their own communities. The Connector, a quarterly newsletter produced by the diabetes practice area at NACDD, featured a story about partnering with community pharmacists in the November issue. The story covers the challenges of reimbursement for pharmacists and includes how health departments in Colorado, Missouri, and Wisconsin work with pharmacists in their states to expand diabetes self-management education and the National Diabetes Prevention Program. You also can learn more about CDC resources to engage pharmacists in The Connector newsletter. To receive The Connector, contact Susan Lopez-Payan

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