With support from CPF and based on experiences in the State of Washington, the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) is currently developing documents and tools to help establish pharmacists as credentialed patient care providers. These could be helpful for both Pharmacy Associations and Pharmacists as educational resources. They may also assist with advocacy efforts to achieve federal recognition of pharmacists as healthcare providers, which would permit direct reimbursement to pharmacists for the patient care services they provide. For more information on the WSPA materials, please contact Jenny Arnold, Director of Practice Development, who will share these documents and speaking points with CPF partners. She can be reached directly at 425-207-3642 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information on ‘Pharmacists Provide Care’ activities and the congressional bill overview, please click here.
Natalie DiPietro Mager - Pharmacist Provision of Preconception Care Through Medication Therapy Management
Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy
As part of their grant, the research team has created educational materials to increase awareness of preconception care and the pharmacist’s role. This free activity is available here (registration required). Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credit is available for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
Define preconception care.
Discuss the need for preconception care.
Explain preconception care interventions that may be provided by a community pharmacist.
Describe how preconception care may be provided to patients via medication therapy management.