About the Collaborative
The ACT Pharmacy Collaborative is an operational learning and ACTing collaborative between colleges/schools of pharmacy and clinically integrated networks of community-based pharmacies.
The ACT Pharmacy Collaborative will:
Unite colleges/schools of pharmacy and pharmacist leaders nationwide with a common focus to transform community-based pharmacy practice.
Mobilize stakeholders and resources to support and facilitate implementation of community-based pharmacy care.
Amplify the development and implementation of sustainable community-based pharmacy care delivery.
The ACT Pharmacy Collaborative has been designed as a direct result of the input and interest expressed by CPESN luminaries and faculty at colleges/schools of pharmacy.
Through the grant, we were able to hold an initial focus group of 14 faculty and 14 CPESN luminaries representing 14 states to begin the development of a “Blueprint for Successful Partnerships” to Support Community Pharmacy Practice Transformation nationally. Through the CPESN Annual Meeting in April 2019, we were able to obtain input from over 80 community pharmacists/owners nationwide regarding their interest and goals in working with colleges/schools of pharmacy. In June 2019, we sought community-focused faculty input on this blueprint, receiving over 70 responses from 104 invited faculty through a nationwide survey. Since the initial focus group, over 110 faculty have expressed interest from 66 colleges/schools of pharmacy in 33 states nationwide.
Clear, Shared Vision: Understanding what can be accomplished together is greater than what can be accomplished alone
Respect: Recognizing each partner’s structure, strengths and unique contributions
Trust: Shared commitment to the collaborative and to establishing champions and administrative leadership buy-in from each partner
Open Communication: Expectation of two-way, open communication with clear lines of how to communicate
Agility: Highly agile partnerships allowing to grow and quickly adapt to changes on either side
Support the transformation of community-based pharmacy practice from a product-based care model to a community-based pharmacy care delivery model
HOW WE MEASURE SUCCESS
Number of schools with signed Dean's Statement of Commitment
Number of faculty on ACT teams at participating schools/colleges
Number of partnerships between colleges/schools and CPESN networks
Including but not limited to residencies, faculty practicing in community pharmacy, and research initiatives
Number of student pharmacist rotations scheduled at CPESN pharmacies for 2020-2021
Number of colleges/schools engaged in “Day of Service”
Including number of students engaged, pharmacies engaged, and patients cared for
Number of Student CPESN Scholarship applications and awards
Number of students in attendance at Legislative Day events and number of individual visits with legislators completed
Number of CPESN pharmacies engaged with a college/school to perform practice implementation
Number of CPESN pharmacies engaged with a college/school to conduct quality improvement and/or research related to practice transformation