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American Pharmacists Association Partners with HHS, CDC and CMS in the Million Hearts Initiative
Date:9/13/2011

oviders collaborating to improve cardiovascular health.
  • The Asheville Project: Ongoing since 1996, The Asheville Project was an independent effort by the City of Asheville, North Carolina, to provide education and personal oversight for employees with chronic health problems such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Patients were teamed with community pharmacists who ensured they were using their medications correctly.
  • Project ImPACT: Hyperlipidemia: Launched in 1996 and completed in 1999, the Foundation's first national demonstration project was a landmark study that showed the value of an innovative point-of-care technology combined with a process of care that includes collaboration among patients, pharmacists, physicians and other health care providers.

  • APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists Initiative:

    • Operation Heart: Launched in 2010, Operation Heart is a national patient care program that supports the development of student-led community projects which will address and prevent cardiovascular disease. Students work to encourage lifestyle modifications, monitor associated risk factors and provide specific education about medications for heart disease. During the first six months of the program, student pharmacists conducted 601 community events that screened over 63,000 individuals for risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease and educated 1.7 million through public relations efforts.

    The Million Hearts Initiative was launched on Tuesday, Septemb
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