Natalie DiPietro-Mager, PharmD, PhD, MPH: No financial relationships to disclose
Given their availability and expertise, pharmacists are key in improving public health. However, pharmacists may not know the myriad ways they may become involved or realize the health needs present in their communities. In this session, participants will gain an awareness of ways in which pharmacists impact public health, recognize groups affected by health disparities, identify public health priorities for potential pharmacist intervention, and consider pharmacy services that can improve the health of populations and advance health equity.
Describe roles for pharmacists in the core functions and essential services of public health
Identify health-related gaps at national, state, and community levels for potential pharmacist intervention
Explain how pharmacists can improve public health measures through clinical-community linkages and provision of pharmacy services