Pharmacist Resources and Information from the CDC

Over the years, CDC has developed excellent resources for and about pharmacists–but sometimes they’re hard to find. See below for a compilation!

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CDC also has a variety of resources available about collaborative practice agreements. See more on the CPA resource page.


Pharmacists and the Opioid Crisis


Pharmacists and Tobacco Cessation

  • Pharmacists: Help Your Patients Quit Smoking – CDC resource with links for pharmacists to engage in a key role in the fight against tobacco use.  This resource provides links to several handouts, fact sheets, free continuing education, and videos to aid pharmacists in helping their patients quit smoking.

Pharmacists’ Role in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control


Pharmacists’ Impact on the Nation’s Health


Pharmacist and Management of Diabetes

The CDC has worked to develop a comprehensive guide and toolkit for providers of pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, and dentistry (PPOD) to help providers come together to provide diabetes care, decrease the risk for complications as a result of diabetes, and manage medication therapy.  Those resources, both the guide and toolkit can be found below:


Pharmacists and the Management of Cardiovascular Disease


Pharmacists and Immunizations

  • Pharmacists Play Crucial Part in Measles Prevention – With some resurgence of measles occuring in association with international travel pharmacists play a large role in educating patients about the importance and effectiveness of the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Vaccine and can use their role to help encourage patients to vaccinate themselves and their children following the vaccine guidelines.

Continuing Education Resources from the CDC

  • STEADI: The Pharmacist’s Role in Older Adult Fall Prevention – This continuing education resource from the CDC is available and valid until March 24, 2020.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed the Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) initiative to provide sought after tools and resources to help pharmacists and other healthcare providers.  As the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries among people 65 years and older falls pose a serious risk to the health and independence of older adults.  Pharmacists play a critical role in fall prevention with their expert knowledge of medications and their ability to communicate that knowledge through their accessibility.

Other Information

  • Methods & Resources For Engaging Pharmacy Partners – This resource is geared toward public health departments as a way of engaging pharmacy partners to utilize their services to aid with public health concerns.  The publication of this article aims to help establish or expand pharmacy services as part of public health initiatives; provide resources to help public health departments better understand pharmacy practices and pharmacy health care initiatives; and inform health departments on resources provided by pharmacies for advancing public health initiatives and services.
  • Characteristics of Pharmacists – 1978-1979 Survey – A blast from the past. See how the pharmacy profession has changed by taking a look at this survey report from the 1970’s.

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