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Pharmacists

View resources for pharmacists below, or return to the 
team members page.

Cihs Resources

  • Review this past eSolutions newsletter, Pharmacists: An Untapped Resource in Integrated Care, to learn the different ways pharmacists can be involved in integrated care.
  • Read the transcript from our webinar to learn how Wellspring, a Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) grantee, incorporated a lab and onsite pharmacy to provide a one stop shop for their patients. 

Additional Resources

  • The College of Psychiatric & Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) offers resources for community pharmacists including:
          - Opioid Use Disorders: Interventions for Community Pharmacists provides information on the interventions needed to provide safe and appropriate access to opioids as well as prevent misuse and harm.
          - Value of Psychiatric Pharmacists as Part of the Healthcare Team is a position paper that details the pharmacist’s role in comprehensive medication management and mechanisms for payment.
          - Naloxone Access Guideline for Pharmacists provides information on prescribing and dispensing take-home naloxone, storage information, laws and regulations and examples of successful state and local models. 
  • AHRQ’s Service Delivery Innovation profile highlights the MyRx Medication Adherence Program, where pharmacists paid home visits to seniors with diabetes and hypertension, offered culturally and linguistically tailored medication management, health education sessions and follow-up calls on care plans.
  • IWP, The Patient Advocate Pharmacy, has five reasons to have a pharmacist as part of your treatment team to support patient care.
  • Avalere Health’s Exploring Pharmacists’ Role in a Changing Healthcare Environment reviews the effects of five key pharmacist services and modalities: medication management; medication reconciliation; preventive services (screening and immunization); education and behavioral counseling and collaborative care models; and how they contribute to the quality and reduction of cost of health care services.
  • New Roles for Pharmacists in Community Mental Health Care: A Narrative Review outlines how pharmacists support chronic disease management by sharing comprehensive medication information, promoting medication adherence and reinforcing healthy, prevention-based behaviors.
  • Guidelines for Pharmacists Integrating Into Primary Care Teams provides recommendations to assist pharmacists in overcoming some of the common barriers to integrating into primary care, including lacking clarity of role and inadequate support and training.
  • Expanding the Pharmacist’s Role in Public Health reviews the evidence that supports the pharmacist’s role in public health settings to help improve health outcomes, decrease costs, prevent diseases, minimize adverse drug events and maintain good patient health.
  • Through a pilot program at Riverstone Health, a federally qualified health center and National Committee for Quality Assurance–recognized patient-centered medical home, pharmacists delivered comprehensive medication management service to patients with psychiatric disorders. Evaluation showed that medical management improved clinical outcomes and reduces costs.

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View resources for pharmacists below, or return to the 
team members page.

Cihs Resources

  • Review this past eSolutions newsletter, Pharmacists: An Untapped Resource in Integrated Care, to learn the different ways pharmacists can be involved in integrated care.
  • Read the transcript from our webinar to learn how Wellspring, a Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) grantee, incorporated a lab and onsite pharmacy to provide a one stop shop for their patients. 

Additional Resources

  • The College of Psychiatric & Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) offers resources for community pharmacists including:
          - Opioid Use Disorders: Interventions for Community Pharmacists provides information on the interventions needed to provide safe and appropriate access to opioids as well as prevent misuse and harm.
          - Value of Psychiatric Pharmacists as Part of the Healthcare Team is a position paper that details the pharmacist’s role in comprehensive medication management and mechanisms for payment.
          - Naloxone Access Guideline for Pharmacists provides information on prescribing and dispensing take-home naloxone, storage information, laws and regulations and examples of successful state and local models. 
  • AHRQ’s Service Delivery Innovation profile highlights the MyRx Medication Adherence Program, where pharmacists paid home visits to seniors with diabetes and hypertension, offered culturally and linguistically tailored medication management, health education sessions and follow-up calls on care plans.
  • IWP, The Patient Advocate Pharmacy, has five reasons to have a pharmacist as part of your treatment team to support patient care.
  • Avalere Health’s Exploring Pharmacists’ Role in a Changing Healthcare Environment reviews the effects of five key pharmacist services and modalities: medication management; medication reconciliation; preventive services (screening and immunization); education and behavioral counseling and collaborative care models; and how they contribute to the quality and reduction of cost of health care services.
  • New Roles for Pharmacists in Community Mental Health Care: A Narrative Review outlines how pharmacists support chronic disease management by sharing comprehensive medication information, promoting medication adherence and reinforcing healthy, prevention-based behaviors.
  • Guidelines for Pharmacists Integrating Into Primary Care Teams provides recommendations to assist pharmacists in overcoming some of the common barriers to integrating into primary care, including lacking clarity of role and inadequate support and training.
  • Expanding the Pharmacist’s Role in Public Health reviews the evidence that supports the pharmacist’s role in public health settings to help improve health outcomes, decrease costs, prevent diseases, minimize adverse drug events and maintain good patient health.
  • Through a pilot program at Riverstone Health, a federally qualified health center and National Committee for Quality Assurance–recognized patient-centered medical home, pharmacists delivered comprehensive medication management service to patients with psychiatric disorders. Evaluation showed that medical management improved clinical outcomes and reduces costs.

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