We are pleased to present the October session of CDC Public Health Grand Rounds, “How Pharmacists Can Improve Our Nation’s Health.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, October 21, at 1 p.m. (EDT) at http://www.cdc.gov/
The expanded role of 21st century pharmacists will position them to have greater impact in the shifting landscape of health care and public health. Beyond the dispensing of medications, pharmacists also provide a spectrum of prevention services to help improve health outcomes. In the United States, people with chronic conditions account for 91% of all prescriptions filled. By 2020, it is estimated that 157 million Americans will have at least 1 chronic non-infectious or infectious medical condition. By understanding and maximizing the role of pharmacists, opportunities exist to better use their knowledge and skills to improve our nation’s health.
New collaborative care models identify pharmacists as important contributors to the healthcare team. Enhanced training equips pharmacists with the necessary skills to provide a variety of preventive care and wellness services—increasing access to care for patients. For public health, incorporating pharmacists in team-based care increases patient awareness of the importance of medication adherence and further encourages and supports behavior change and self-management of many chronic illnesses and diseases.
Join us for this session of Public Health Grand Rounds as our speakers illustrate the impact of including pharmacists in team-based care, share tools that CDC has developed to facilitate incorporating pharmacists in public health initiatives, and provide examples of how pharmacists are working in healthcare settings to prevent and manage diseases.
Future Grand Rounds topics include “Unusual Donor Derived Transplant-associated Infections” and “Climate and Health.”
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Michael Lee, PharmD, NCPS, BCPS
Commander, U. S. Public Health Service
Claremore Indian Hospital
“Pharmacists as Transformative Agents in Public Health and Health Care”
Anne Burns, RPh
Vice President, Professional Affairs
American Pharmacists Association
“Pharmacy in the 21st Century”
Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
Executive Director, Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions
Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
“The Maryland P3 Program: A Collaborative Effort to Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs”
Lori Hall, PharmD
Commander, U. S. Public Health Service
President, CDC Pharmacists Work Group
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
“CDC’s Engagement of Pharmacists to Advance Public Health Priorities”
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
For non-CDC staff or those outside of the CDC firewall:
A live external webcast will be available. Presentations are archived and posted 48 hours after each session. Due to security measures at CDC’s Roybal campus, non-CDC staff who wish to attend these sessions in person must have prior clearance and a U.S. state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, U.S. passport).
Names of non-CDC staff (both domestic and international) who wish to attend these sessions in person should be submitted to the Grand Rounds Team. Please note that all information for international visitors must be submitted at least 10 days in advance.
For CDC staff requiring reasonable accommodations:
It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored training events. Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least two weeks prior to the training event. Please e-mail the request to email@example.com.
Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education.
ALL Continuing Education hours for PHGR are issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, e-mail or call Learner Support at1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN).
Those who attend PHGR either in person, Envision, IPTV, or “web on demand” and who wish to receive continuing education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Thirty days from the initial seminar the course number will change to WD2346 and will be available for continuing education until February 18, 2016. The course code for PHGR is PHGR10.
Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, others
- List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
- Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
- Identify one key prevention science research gap.
- Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.
CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE’s obtained through the TCE Online System will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals to fulfill the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.
Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.