Published on Thursday, March 10, 2022
Motion: Adopt the following three policy statements:
1. APhA advocates for the recognition and utilization of pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians to address diabetes prevention, such as through Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program’s (National DPP) lifestyle change program.
2. APhA advocates for campaigns focused on increased community wellness awareness and health benefits knowledge in areas such as healthy eating and physical exercise for diabetes prevention and diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES). APhA recommends expanding the pharmacist’s role and pharmacy services, and building on the competencies noted in “EDUCATION, CURRICULUM AND COMPETENCE FOR PHARMACISTS, Pharmacist Training in Nutrition” to leverage pharmacists and pharmacies as a means of increasing patient education on nutrition and physical exercise in relation to diabetes prevention and DSMES.
3. APhA encourages the development of pharmacy curricula and continuing education on the topics of diabetes prevention and health promotion through improvements in modifiable risk factors.
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Author: Angel Baltimore
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