CDC Asks Pharmacists to Help Prevent Diabetes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new guide to help pharmacists participate in the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), the CDC’s initiative to combat type 2 diabetes. The Rx for the National Diabetes Prevention Program: Action Guide for Community Pharmacists outlines how pharmacists can promote awareness, screen at-risk patients, and either provide the National DPP for their patients or refer to another provider.

The guide includes case studies of pharmacists who have been successful with the program, information regarding ways pharmacists can engage with the National DPP, and steps for pharmacies to register with Medicare and be compensated for providing the program to Medicare beneficiaries.

NASPA was proud to participate in the development of this guide, along with many other contributors including NASPA Associate Members, AACP, APhA, NACDS, NCPA, Kroger, and more.

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