NACDS, ASTHO and APhA Workshop Will Explore Building Public Health Partnerships

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is partnering with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and the American Pharmacists Association to host a workshop about building partnerships across public health agencies and pharmacies. The workshop, slated for Nov. 4, will take place ahead of the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.

“NACDS is extremely pleased to be able to collaborate on this workshop,” NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson said. “As the face of neighborhood healthcare, pharmacies and pharmacists offer convenient and accessible patient-centered services every day. This workshop encourages the important coordination between pharmacies and public health partners to significantly improve patient health outcomes, access to care and preparedness efforts.”

The workshop will offer pharmacy stakeholders the opportunity to hear from panelists from health departments, the pharmacy industry and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on such topics as preventive health, chronic disease, hypertension and public health preparedness.

“Pharmacy’s long-time commitment to improving the public’s health lead to the development of the Pharmacy Special Primary Interest Group within the 25,000-member American Public Health Association,” APhA’s Pharmacy SPIG founding chare Stuart Feldman said. “Currently, our 250 members give pharmacy a seat at the public health association table and the opportunity to advance pharmacy-public health partnerships throughout the diverse public health community. The workshop provides an opportunity for participants to learn about how these collaborations can demonstrate the value pharmacy brings to public health and in turn to the public’s health.”

The free workshop will take place at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at Atlanta’s CNN Center. Registration is currently open.

Source: Drug Store News

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