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Rite Aid launches Vaccine Central to promote vaccinations
- More than 25% of U.S. women who reported receiving a flu vaccine in the past year did so at a drug store;
- Approximately 3-in-10 women (29%) consult their pharmacists about infectious diseases, vaccines and immunizations; and
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NACDS names manager, pharmacy care
ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has bolstered its pharmacy care and patient advocacy department with the hiring of Sara Rubin, who has joined NACDS as manager, pharmacy care. Rubin reports to Alex Adams, VP, pharmacy programs.
In her new role, Rubin will be responsible for providing support for the development and implementation of select NACDS pharmacy care initiatives. Among her duties, Rubin will provide analysis of emerging health issues, such as accountable care organizations and medical homes, as they relate to pharmacy care. She will also develop and implement educational and training programming for NACDS meetings, as well as manage and oversee activities related to NACDS’ work with colleges and universities of pharmacy.
“We are pleased to welcome Sara to the NACDS team,” stated NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. “As pharmacy’s role in healthcare delivery continues to evolve, Sara’s background in public health at the federal and state level will serve her well in advancing NACDS’ pharmacy care initiatives on behalf of the industry.”
Previously, Rubin served as a senior program analyst for the National Association of County and City Health Officials in Washington, DC, leading efforts to connect public health departments with community pharmacies. Among other prior positions, Rubin also served as project manager for the Florida Division of Emergency Management in Tallahassee, Fla.
Rubin also co-founded and moderates the first and ongoing Twitter chat about public health, Public Health Talks (@PubHealthTalks/#PubHT), which has nearly 1,700 followers.
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