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Pioneering Spirit Advances Community Pharmacy Networks

Pioneering Spirit Advances Community Pharmacy Networks

A visit to the pharmacy is a common and frequent occurrence for individuals managing any acute or chronic health care condition. Pharmacists continue to expand their services and expertise beyond medication dispensing to include chronic disease management,...

Pioneering Spirit Advances Community Pharmacy Networks

New Resources to Support a Culture of Safer Opioid Prescribing

CDC released new resources to support healthcare executives in their ongoing efforts to improve safety related to opioid prescribing.  The Creating a Culture of Safety for Opioid Prescribing: A Handbook for Healthcare Executives contains insights and advice from...

Community Health Workers: Bridging the Gap

Community Health Workers: Bridging the Gap

Confidante. Helper. Friend. Trusted Resource. These are all descriptors for Jordan Bergmann, a community health worker (CHW) who helps bridge the gap for individuals in need of community services or health care programs in Bismarck, North Dakota. “In order to connect...

GPQIN Webinar: Aging and the Impact on Medication Use | March 16, 2021

GPQIN Webinar: Aging and the Impact on Medication Use | March 16, 2021

Changes in how the body functions are clear as individuals increase in age. These changes also impact the effects of medication ranging from common over-the-counter cold medicines to prescriptions used to manage chronic disease and mental health concerns. Previously...

Community Health Workers Impact Quality Improvement

Community Health Workers Impact Quality Improvement

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are critical for improving quality improvement initiatives because they provide insight into patient needs and the patient experience. As trusted members of the communities they work in, CHWs see firsthand the gaps that exist in health...

GPQIN Webinar: Aging and the Impact on Medication Use | March 16, 2021

GPQIN Medication Safety Learning and Action Series: Join Us

Medications can be lifesaving treatments that change the world. Unfortunately, if not used properly, medications can also lead to adverse events. In fact, Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) account for over 1 million emergency department visits a year and about 350,000...