APhA teams with Kroger, Solera to prevent diabetes
The APhA Foundation is working with The Kroger Co. and Solera Health on a program to reduce the incidence of diabetes through community pharmacies.
The APhA Foundation is working with The Kroger Co. and Solera Health on a program to reduce the incidence of diabetes through community pharmacies. For "Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention," the APhA Foundation was selected by CDC to create infrastructure in pharmacies to increase access to the CDC-recognized National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) evidence-based lifestyle change program. In partnership with Kroger and Solera, the foundation plans to deliver the National NPP curriculum to at least 7,500 at-risk adults in underserved communities. "We are excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create infrastructure within highly accessible community pharmacies to deliver evidence-based diabetes prevention lifestyle change programs to the people who need it the most," said Benjamin Bluml, senior vice president of research and innovation at the APhA Foundation. "Working with our partners, The Kroger Co. and Solera Health, we will deliver an innovative model of diabetes prevention care, tailored to meet the needs of the participants, that we believe will help people lead healthier lives." Under Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention, pharmacists, dietitians, and technicians at Kroger pharmacies will be trained to deliver the National DPP lifestyle change curriculum to at-risk adults, while Solera Health will support community outreach efforts and provide digital technology to facilitate delivery of the program.