Collaboration between the University of Washington and Washington State University to offer a comprehensive training program designed to help pharmacists implement patient care services that promote the IHI Triple Aim goals. Program topics will include: conducting an environmental scan and needs assessment, developing a program proposal and business plan writing CDTM agreements if necessary, implementing and marketing the service and evaluating outcome data. A good example would be increasing the capacity and reach of chronic disease management programs as suggested by Dr. Hershey Bell: http:www.pharmacist.comCEOBlogguest-blog-post-hershey-s-bell-md-dean-lecom-school-pharmacy. Leadership courses taught at the UW and WSU provide students with the skills necessary to support the community pharmacists participating in this program. These students through their IPPEs, APPEs, or internships will be partnered with the pharmacists above to support them in these efforts. Mini grants will be available to help launch the service, but a plan to help make the service self-sustaining must be developed as part of the mini-grant application process. The leadership development model curriculum and operational manual, will be available to any other states who would like to pilot this program in their own states.
University of Washington and Washington State University