Improving Hypertension _ Diabetes Control and Prevention
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want to improve patient medication adherence rates?: engage a pharmacist as part of the care team  

pharmacist with patient New collaborative care models identify pharmacists as valuable contributors to the health care team, especially because they often work in the local community and are readily accessible.
 
Incorporating pharmacists in team-based care models increases patient awareness of the importance of medication adherence and further encourages and supports behavior change and self-management of many chronic illnesses and diseases. Research  has shown real value in pharmacists' management of diabetes and heart disease.
 
Learn more by referring to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publication on Partnering with Pharmacists in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Diseases.
 
medication therapy management: learn how pharmicists can impact patient outcomes 

pharmacist The American Pharmacists Association describes medication therapy management (MTM) as a broad range of health care services provided by pharmacists. A pharmacist may provide MTM services in all care settings (e.g., pharmacies, health care clinics, and community settings) to ensure the medication is optimal for the patient and that the best possible outcomes from treatment are achieved.
 
Pharmacists use MTM to help patients get the best benefits from their medications by working with patients to actively manage drug therapies and by identifying, preventing, and resolving medication-related problems.
 
teamwork makes the dream work: Working Together to Provide Optimal Patient Care 

Interested in learning more about ways you can work together with a pharmacist to improve patient medication adherence outcomes?

Consider contacting a pharmacist near you to learn about the services they offer or visit the Delaware Pharmacists Society to access more information.
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diabetes education program: Resources your practice can use to  Develop a Diabetes Self-Management and Support Program  

diabetes icon American Diabetes Association (ADA) and American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) describe two types of accredited/recognized programs to help you meet your patients' diabetes education needs. Each DSMES program is assigned as a primary multi-site with one program coordinator, and additional sites can be added as multi-site or expansions. Details and frequently asked questions are available from the ADA and the AADE

Contact your Quality Insights Practice Transformation Specialist for additional assistance.
 
mark your calendar: upcoming events

calendar Do you know about a local diabetes prevention or hypertension events taking place near you? Email details to Ashley Biscardi i f you'd like to have it featured in our upcoming newsletters.
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For more details about the Improving Hypertension and Diabetes Care & Prevention project, please contact Ashley Biscardi, Sarah Toborowski, and Danielle Nugent.
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This publication was supported by the Cooperative Agreement Number NU58DP2018006563 from the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
Publication number: DEDPH-HD-010320