Stephanie Forbes, PharmD '12, Represents Arizona Public Health on Collaborative Project to Manage High Blood Pressure

Advancing Team-Based Care through the Use of Collaborative Practice Agreements and Using the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process to Manage High Blood Pressure. Final Report and Action Steps Now Available.

The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities and Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention are working with state teams from Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming on a program that is designed to accelerate team-based care using the pharmacists’ patient care process (PPCP) and collaborative practice agreements designed to manage high blood pressure. Stephanie Forbes, PharmD ’12 was the representative from Arizona.

To kick off the project, state health departments and their pharmacy partners attended a 2-day workshop in 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. The teams developed a project plan and timeline for disseminating and supporting pharmacists with implementing the PPCP and partnered with their state pharmacy association, school of pharmacy and other healthcare partners to host and facilitate in state trainings over the year.

Several resources were developed as a result of this program:

For more information about the state teams and the resources used to support this program, visit here