Pharmacy Organizations Direct Users to AHRQ Effective Health Care Program Products

Comparative Effectiveness

2010

Under a new partnership—formed as a result of the AHRQ Comparative Effectiveness Knowledge Transfer Project for Pharmacists—three major nationally recognized pharmacy organizations are now featuring Web links to AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program on their respective Web sites.

This partnership will mean that members of these organizations—the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)—will have direct access to the comparative effectiveness research and publications developed by AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program to improve pharmacy practice. These organizations have over 68,000 monthly visitors to their Web sites. These visitors include students, practicing pharmacists, and teaching faculty.

According to C. Edwin Webb, PharmD, MPH, Associate Executive Director of ACCP, "The alignment of values and objectives between AHRQ and ACCP is very strong. We offer AHRQ resources to our members and Web site visitors so that clinical pharmacists have direct access to high-quality resources and information that can be used to support their practice and research needs, as well as enhance the quality of their patient care services."

Marissa Schlaifer, RPh, MS, Pharmacy Affairs Director at AMCP, says, "AHRQ provides good, unbiased, quality research that our members and Web site visitors can use in pharmacy practice."

The benefits of these sustainable links are also described by Will Lang, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy at AACP. Lang states, "Improving the quality of health care delivered by future and current health professionals requires ready access to a robust evidence base such as the one provided through the AHRQ Web site."

For more information on the pharmacy organizations and to access their links to AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program, visit their Web sites:

Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-COE-34
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program, KT Project for Pharmacists
Topic(s): Pharmaceuticals
Geographic Location: National

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Internet Citation: Pharmacy Organizations Direct Users to AHRQ Effective Health Care Program Products. December 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/case-studies/ktcoe34.html