The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) recently released a final report, along with a website and action step document, following a 2017 joint CDC team-based care project. The project, Advancing Team-based Care Through the Use of Collaborative Practice Agreements, brought the health departments in seven states together with pharmacy partner teams. These states were tasked with developing a learning program designed to accelerate team-based care using the pharmacists’ patient care process (PPCP) and collaborative practice agreements to manage high blood pressure.
Highlights of the project include hypertension screening for low-income women in West Virginia, and a collaboration between the Wyoming Pharmacy Association and the Wyoming Department of Health and Board of Pharmacy to advance the use of pharmacists’ patient care process and the use of CPAs across Wyoming.
Success stories from other states, including Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Utah, and Virginia, can be found on the NACDD What’s Working Database.