Pharmacy Practice Research

Goals

The primary goals of the I2P2 Pharmacy Practice Research program are to evaluate the impact and advance the adoption of innovative pharmacist patient care services to improve health outcomes.

Current projects

The Gaps in Diabetes Care – Statins (GuIDE-S) Study

Primary Investigators:
Jennifer Bacci, PharmD, MPH, BCACP, Assistant Professor
Peggy Odegard, BSPharm, PharmD, CDE, Professor

Project Goal:

To compare the impact of usual care and a community pharmacist-led model of initiating and monitoring statin therapy on the change in

  1. percent of pharmacy population with diabetes initiated on a statin therapy, and,
  2. patient adherence and persistence to statin therapy

Sponsorship:

This research is supported by a grant from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation.

For more information about the GuIDE-S study, please click here.

Past projects

Project VACCINATE

Primary Investigators:
Jennifer Bacci, PharmD, MPH, BCACP, Assistant Professor
Peggy Odegard, BSPharm, PharmD, CDE, Professor

Project Goals

  1. Improve influenza, pneumococcal, pertussis, and herpes zoster immunization rates in adults
  2. Implement innovative methods for sharing immunization information across appropriate healthcare partners
  3. Align incentives between payers and pharmacies to identify an effective value-based payment model
  4. Improve vaccine preparedness planning among the state health department and community pharmacies

Important Findings

The project found a 14% increase in the number of adults immunizations in a one year periodas a result of the pharmacist outreach and support.

Sponsorship:

This project was supported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS). This project is part of a larger initiative with three (3) sub-awardees spanning four (4) states to increase adult immunizations.  The demonstration projects are supported by Grant Federal Award Identification Number, IH23IP000985, for $800,000 funded by the CDC. NACDS contributed an additional $300,000 to execute the demonstration projects.  Given this contribution, each sub-awardee received approximately 67 percent ($200,000) of its funding from the CDC and approximately 33 percent ($100,000) from NACDS to implement its demonstration project. A total of $1.1 million will be used to complete CDC project work, with 73 percent from the CDC and 27 percent from NACDS.

Publications and presentations

Publications

Bacci J, Hansen R, Ree C, Reynolds MJ, Stergachis A, Odegard, PS. The effects of vaccination forecasts and value-based payment on adult immunizations by community pharmacists. Vaccine. 2019 Jan 3;37(1):152-159. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.11.018. Epub 2018 Nov 13

Lin J, Bacci JL, Reynolds MJ, Li Y, Firebaugh RG, Odegard PS. Comparison of two training methods in community pharmacy: Project VACCINATE. J Am Pharm Assoc. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2018.04.003 (published April 9, 2018).

Posters

Tran M, Bacci JL, Odegard P. Enhancing Adult Immunization Care in Community Pharmacies: A Qualitative Analysis. Poster presentation at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN. March 2018.

Lin J, Bacci J, Reynolds M, Odegard P. Comparison of two training methods and their effect on immunization delivery in community pharmacy: Project VACCINATE. Poster presentation at the Northwest Pharmacy Convention. Coeur D’Alene, ID. June 2017.

Lin J, Bacci J, Reynolds M, Odegard P. Comparison of two training methods and their effect on immunization delivery in community pharmacy: Project VACCINATE. Poster presentation at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. March 2017.

Lin J, Bacci J, Reynolds M, Odegard P. Comparison of two training methods and their effect on immunization delivery in community pharmacy: Project VACCINATE. Poster presentation at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. December 2016.

Presentations

May 2018

Improving Adult Immunization Rates and Registry Reporting Through Health Care Collaborations
Bacci J, Coley K, Odegard P, Wehbi N, Berenbrok K. Education program presented at the 2018 National Immunization Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Nov 2017

Value-Based Collaborations to Increase Community-Based Adult Vaccinations and Emergency Preparedness: Project VACCINATE
Bacci J, Hansen R, Stergachis A, Ree C, Reynolds M, Arnold J, Bansal A, Odegard P. Education program presented as part of the “Implementing Value-Based Collaborations to Improve Immunizations: Three Demonstration Projects” session at the 2017 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Atlanta, GA.

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