ACIP Releases 2018 Immunization Schedules

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has issued the 2018 immunization schedule for children and adolescents and adults.  According to the CDC, changes in the pediatric schedule include recommendations for poliovirus, influenza, and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines, and clarification of the recommendations for rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccines.  Changes in the adult schedule […]

CDC Releases Best Practices Guide for CVD

The CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, in collaboration with Million Hearts, has released a new resource, Best Practices for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs: A Guide to Effective Health Care System Interventions and Community-Clinical Links. This guide provides summaries of the evidence behind eight effective strategies, including evidence on health and economic impact and potential […]

CDC Publishes CPA Resource for Pharmacists

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 […]

CDC Releases New Best Practice Guidelines for Immunizations

The CDC has released the General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization as an online report, replacing the General Recommendations on Immunization, last published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) in 2011. The General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization goes beyond vaccination recommendations to give providers guidelines on vaccination practice. The document will help […]

Pharmacists Can Play a Role in Preventing Falls

CDC and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) developed a free training tool dubbed The Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) initiative to provide pharmacists with tools to monitor medication use, screen at-risk patients and reduce risk. Learn More Free continuing education, STEADI: The Pharmacist’s Role in Older Adult Fall Prevention, is also available.

CDC Launches 2017 Tips™ Campaign

CDC has launched the 2017 Tips From Former Smokers™ (Tips™) campaign. This year, a variety of ads from previous years will be included in the media buy and feature diseases and conditions, such as throat and lung cancer, heart attack, stroke, periodontal disease, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Print and online materials, badges, […]