Evidence is mounting – Pharmacists play a key role in cardiovascular disease prevention. The Journal of the American Heart Association found that in a systematic review and meta-analysis, compared with usual care, pharmacist‐led interventions improved control of blood pressure.
The Washington State Pharmacy Association supports connections between pharmacists and other health care providers and organizations. Contact WSPA for more information.
Washington PharMap provides a listing of pharmacies in Washington that provide pharmacist clinical services, such as tobacco cessation, contraception, TB screening, and immunizations.
Here are some additional tools and resources suggested by partners for working with pharmacists to improve cardiovascular health of your patients:
The Community Guide - Cardiovascular Disease: Tailored Pharmacy-based Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence
Million Hearts Tip Sheet for Health Professionals - Improving Medication Adherence Among Patients with Hypertension
Million Hearts Action Guide – Cardiovascular Health Medication Adherence
Washington State Pharmacy Association – Continuing Education on Hypertension for Pharmacists
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