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Incentives and Pharmacist Coaches Lead to Improved Health and Lower Health Care Costs for Diabetic Patients
Date:5/7/2009

asthma, cardiovascular conditions and depression. Employers interested in this program are invited to contact MBGH.

"The results of this program show the effectiveness of having pharmacists establish relationships with program participants to serve as diabetes coaches," said Starlin Haydon-Greatting, RPh, clinical project coordinator, Illinois Pharmacists Association. "In addition to the physician community, the involvement of pharmacists serving as coach, clinician and cheerleader for patients has been invaluable in helping patients manage their diabetes."

About the APhA Foundation

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit organization affiliated with the American Pharmacists Association, the national professional society of pharmacists in the U.S. The Foundation has expertise in designing programs to seek to create a new medication use system in the U.S. where patients, pharmacists, physicians and other health care providers collaborate to dramatically improve the cost and quality of consumer health outcomes through safe and effective use of medications.

About the Illinois Pharmacists Association

The Illinois Pharmacists Association is Illinois' largest and oldest organization representing pharmacy. IPhA is dedicated to enhancing the professional competency of pharmacists, advancing the standards of pharmacy practice, improving pharmacists' effectiveness in assuring rational drug use in society, and leading in the resolution of public policy issues affecting pharmacists.

About the Midwest Business Group on Health

The Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) is one of the nation's leading business groups of private and public employers. MBGH's nearly 100 members represent over 2 million lives, spending more than $2.5 billion on health care benefits on an annual basis. The nonp
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