Course: Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, CDE,
Vice President for Innovations,
Adjunct Clinical Instructor/Preceptor
University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy
Article: Sherilyn A. Francis, MPH
The contributions of pharmacists to the clinical and community care team in areas such as: collaborative drug therapy management; health information technology and personalized medicine are essential toward improving the quality of care, cost-effectiveness, patient experience and clinical outcomes. It is imperative that we recognize that pharmacists are paramount to the achievement of diabetes health equity.
The July edition of Transformation explores the integration of pharmacists into the diabetes care team. Also, we evaluate the role of pharmacists as they:
- Practice within a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or clinical setting;
- Collaborate with Community Health Workers (CHW); and
- Lead diabetes self-management education (DSME); conduct diabetes prevention programs (DPP).
Additionally, PDHE is offering a free CME course in the PDHE Virtual Learning Academy. This course is accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Immediately after completing this course you will be able to print a CME Certificate or a Certificate of Completion (for those who are not CME eligible).