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

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), in coordination with CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), hosted a Fireside Chat on Sept. 27, which focused on a unique project designed to advance team-based care. Fireside Chats provide an interactive format for state health agencies to hear from content experts on a number of topics pertaining to cardiovascular health and 1305/1422 priority areas.

The panel discussion was moderated by Jeff Durthaler, population health consultant pharmacist for CDC, and featured G. Benjamin Berrett , manager, Pharmacy Primary Care Services at University of Utah Health, and Hannah Herold, Chronic Disease Prevention Program manager with the Wyoming Department of Health. The following project faculty, who guided participants, also shared their perspective: Lindsay Kunkle, director of Practice & Science Affairs, American Pharmacists Association; Marialice S. Bennett, professor emeritus, The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy ; Troy Trygstad, consultant; and Krystalyn Weaver, vice president, Policy and Operations, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations.

The Fireside Chat highlighted the use of the pharmacists’ patient care process and collaborative practice agreements, and the experiences of states participating in a workshop-based project designed to implement the following new resources from CDC:

  • Methods & Resources For Engaging Pharmacy Partners
  • Using the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process to Manage High Blood Pressure: A Resource Guide for Pharmacists
  • Advancing Team-Based Care Through Collaborative Practice Agreements 

A recording of the Fireside Chat, as well as information on upcoming and previous Fireside Chats, can be found at: /page/CVHWebinars

More information on the Advancing Team-Based Care project is available at: /page/PPCPandCPAProject

The Fireside Chat was followed up with a Virtual Roundtable, which provided an opportunity for states to ask additional questions of project participants and share their experiences in this area with one another.

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