Antiviral Dispensing Project October Report

Staff: Sara Rubin

The Antiviral Dispensing Project Workgroup has reviewed a new NACCHO fact sheet that summarizes the workgroup’s role in the project. Additionally, they also reviewed a newly-formatted collaborative practice agreement (CPA) resource page. Through collaborative emergency planning efforts, pharmacies and health departments can enhance accessibility of medication and vaccines to targeted populations. One way to formalize these partnerships is to develop and implement CPAs. During an emergency, a local health official may issue a CPA, allowing for medication dispensing without prior visitation or consultation by a patient with a physician. Workgroup members are also providing information to NACCHO staff regarding the role of pharmacists in their local MRC units and how those units strategically recruit pharmacists to join the group.

About Sara Rubin

Sara Rubin serves as a Senior Program Analyst for Pandemic and Catastrophic Preparedness at NACCHO. Her work includes broadening access to medical care during influenza pandemics, exploring the role of pharmacists in public health emergencies, and exploring mhealth applications for public health. Twitter: @SaraRubin

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