The report of the 2019-2020 professional affairs standing committee: Pharmacist integration with primary care practices

Gina D. Moore, Anne L. Burns, Hannah Fish, Nidhi Gandhi, Clark Kebodeaux, Lisa M. Meny, Anne Policastri, Kevin B. Sneed, Andy Traynor, Alexis Vosooney, Lynette R. Bradley-Baker

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Abstract

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. The 2019-2020 Professional Affairs Committee was charged to (1) De-scribe the leadership role of schools of pharmacy in advancing interprofessional practice, with an emphasis on physician-pharmacist collaborative relationships; (2) Establish an inventory of resources that can support school efforts to grow collaborative partnerships between pharmacists and physicians; (3) Determine gaps that exist in the resources required to support schools in efforts to facilitate expansion of interprofessional partnerships; and (4) Define strategies and draft an action plan for AACP’s role in facilitating member school efforts to accelerate the development of interprofessional practices within their geography of influence. This report provides information on the committee’s process to address the committee charges as well as background and resources pertaining to the charges, describes the rationale for and the results from the focus groups conducted at the 2020 AACP Interim Meeting, communicates the results of an initial inventory of models that integrate pharmacists with primary care practices, and provides an overview on issues to continue the work to integrate pharmacists with primary care practices. The committee offered several revisions to current association policy statements and provided a proposed policy statement and several recommendations to AACP pertaining to the committee charges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8199
Pages (from-to)1409-1421
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Volume84
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The 2019-2020 Professional Affairs Committee thanks the following for their contribution to this report: ? The 2019-2020 Strategic Engagement Committee for collaborating on focus groups held during the 2020 AACP Interim Meeting; and ? Deans/Faculty from the following colleges and schools of pharmacy that participated in the focus groups held during the 2020 AACP Interim Meeting: East Tennessee State University, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, The Ohio State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Kentucky, University of Maryland, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and University of Pittsburgh.

Keywords

  • Pharmacy practice
  • Physician-pharmacist collaboration
  • Practice transformation
  • Primary care

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