CDC, NASPA and National Collaborators Release Advancing Team-based Care through CPAs Toolkit
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention published a new resource this week for pharmacists who are interested in developing collaborative practice agreements. This resource and implementation guide is intended to assist pharmacists in developing and executing a collaborative practice agreement (CPA), and in turn, advance team-based care. This guide also contains a customizable template for pharmacists to use as a starting point in creating their own CPA.
Advancing Team-based Care through Collaborative Practice Agreements: A Resource and Implementation Guide for Adding Pharmacists to the Care Team was created through a collaboration between the CDC and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Network for Public Health Law – Eastern Region, and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
Recognizing the importance of this work, NASPA Executive Vice President & CEO Rebecca Snead states: “With the increasing prevalence of chronic disease in adults in the United States, there is a need for a team-based approach to health care. Evidence has shown that outcomes improve when pharmacists are added to the care team, and collaborative practice agreements support and empower pharmacists in doing what they do best – caring for patients.”