Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2017
Grant Amount: $25,000
This project focuses on supporting the integration of clinical pharmacists into primary care practice to improve health outcomes. Studies on incorporating pharmacists into the health care teams consistently show improved outcomes and a decrease in overall healthcare costs. This project will identify the core elements of successful healthcare teams, develop solutions to identified barriers, and develop resources to facilitate the cost-effective scaling up of partnerships between small and rural practices across the state with clinical pharmacists in these communities. Partners will include RiverStone Health, Montana Pharmacy Association, the University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy, and the Montana Medical Association.