A Clinical Pharmacist Diabetes Education Service in an Urban Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
posterposted on 03.09.2021, 20:27 by Daphne Smith MarshDaphne Smith Marsh, Aleksandrina Ruseva, Hasmik Jasmine Sotelo
Pharmacists have improved patient outcomes in diabetes through education and medication therapy management in various healthcare practice areas. However, there is limited evidence-based literature of pharmacists providing diabetes education within Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Persons with diabetes in underserved communities have psychosocial barriers and reduced access to optimal diabetes care resources. Pharmacists can provide tools for persons with diabetes to actively engage in their care, which includes learning the appropriate administration of medications.
This retrospective quality improvement project examines the correlation between the number of visits with a clinical pharmacist and the improvement in A1C for 200 type 2 diabetes patients seen in an urban Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).