WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association Foundation announced Monday the selection of 25 companies, community health departments and other organizations — collectively known as “communities” — that will take part in the foundation’s initiative to improve care for people disproportionately affected by diabetes across the United States.
Project Impact: Diabetes is a three-year project that will integrate pharmacists into the healthcare team to address some of the challenges that people living with diabetes face. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Together on Diabetes initiative will provide $625,000 in funding, as well as knowledge, tools and implementation resources.
Each community selected has created an interdisciplinary model that integrates pharmacists into diabetes care. These include Price Chopper Pharmacy in Schenectady, N.Y.; Kroger Pharmacy’s Cincinnati-Dayton division; the University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy; Fink’s Pharmacy in Essex, Md.; the Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, Va.; and others.