Collaborative focuses on improving health
of diabetics in the Delta
Pharmacist Laurie Warrington
counsels a patient at the G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center in Yazoo
Diabetes is more prevalent and causes more
deaths in the Mississippi Delta than anywhere else in the nation. To
make matters worse, many of the area’s diabetic patients lack access to
health care, don’t understand their complex medication regimens and
can’t afford them.
In response to the epidemic, the School of
Pharmacy is providing medication therapy management services and
disease-specific education for the region’s high-risk diabetes patients
through the Health Resources and Services Administration Patient Safety
and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative.
Funded by HRSA, the PSPC collaborative is a
national effort to transform health care by teaching teams of providers
practical steps to integrating clinical pharmacy services into the
primary health care home of patient populations with poor health status
and high medication risk.