Project Aims to Increase Pharmacists' Role in Addressing SDOH

On this episode of Managed Care Cast, guests discuss why pharmacists are in a unique position to help address social determinants of health (SDOH) and the importance of incorporating patients’ perspectives into research agendas.

In November, the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) and Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) announced a collaboration aimed at developing a patient-centered outcomes research agenda to improve social determinants of health screenings and interventions in pharmacy settings.

The year-long project received funding from the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program and will feature an in-person workshop held in conjunction with the PQA Annual Meeting in May.

To learn more about this initiative, why it is needed, and how it will be carried out, The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®) spoke with Melissa Castora-Binkley, PhD, the senior director of research at PQA and Rebekah Angove, PhD, vice president for patient experience at PAF.

In this episode of Managed Care Cast, Castora-Binkley and Angove discuss why pharmacists are in a unique position to help address social determinants of health and the importance of incorporating patients’ perspectives into research agendas.

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