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Achieving pharmacy based public health: Call for public health engagement
Public Health Reports
  • Beth Meyerson
  • Priscilla T. Ryder, Butler University
  • Cariann Richey-Smith
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The evolution of pharmacy practice in the last 15 years has created expanded public health access. Community pharmacies now provide a range of public health services with promising improvements in health access and outcomes. The observed practice changes call our attention to systemic issues that remain in need of collective attention. As we strengthen our intersectoral public health system, we must focus on the pharmacy-public health partnership and establish collaborative policy and research agendas to guide this system change for maximum public health impact. Our collective effort to assure the health of communities depends upon our seeing opportunities across systems and sectors, and upon our success in shifting the policy environment to allow health system flexibility.

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Beth Meyerson, Priscilla T. Ryder and Cariann Richey-Smith. "Achieving pharmacy based public health: Call for public health engagement" Public Health Reports Vol. 128 Iss. 3 (2013) p. 140 - 143
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