Off the Cuff August 12, 2019


Off the Cuff: CVH Clinical and Community Connections for State & Local Public Health Departments
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Facilitated by the Cardiovascular Health Network of NACDD
Issue 158, August 12, 2019
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Calls and Webinars Worth Your Time


Steps to Promote Pharmacist-Provided Medication Therapy Management Services
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, 2:30-2:50 p.m. ET
Sponsor: CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Join Jeffrey M. Durthaler, MS, RPh for a 20-minute coffee break as he gives an informative presentation on Medication Therapy Management and how pharmacists can use this service to assist with blood pressure and cholesterol management in high-burdened populations.

Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is care provided by pharmacists whose aim is to optimize drug therapy and improve therapeutic outcomes for patients. Medication therapy management includes a broad range of professional activities, including but not limited to (1) performing patient assessment/comprehensive medication review, (2) formulating a medication treatment plan, (3) monitoring efficacy and safety of medication therapy, (3) enhancing medication adherence through empowerment/education, and (4) documenting and communicating MTM services to prescribers. This presentation will further define MTM services, how MTM services improve outcomes, barriers to providing MTM services, and steps to increase pharmacist-provided MTM services to high-burdened populations.

No need to register, simply join this event via Adobe Connect and call 855- 644-0229, conference ID: 8247938.   

Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative Monthly Call
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, 2-3:00 p.m. ET

Sponsor: NACDD CVH Team
The Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative (ECC) is a peer-led group of epidemiologists and evaluators who meet monthly to support each other in navigating 1815 and 1817 epidemiology, surveillance, evaluation, and performance measures. Participants have the opportunity to share resources, discuss what they are working on, ask questions, and provide feedback to CDC. Please register for EEC meetings. After you receive the confirmation, please add the meeting information to your calendar. To receive our agendas and email updates, please contact MaryCatherine Jones, or Kayla Craddock,



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