Improving HIV Prevention and Treatment Outcomes Among HIV-Infected Persons by Integrating Community Pharmacists and Clinical Sites into a Model of Patient-centered HIV Care
Grant Amount: Approximate total $2,300,000.
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is a group of pharmacist provided services that is independent of, but can occur in conjunction with, provision of medication. Medication Therapy Management encompasses a broad range of professional activities and cognitive services within the licensed pharmacist’s scope of practice and can include monitoring prescription filling patterns and timing of refills, checking for medication interactions, patient education, and monitoring of patient response to drug therapy. HIV specific MTM programs have demonstrated success in improving HIV medication therapy adherence and persistence. While MTM programs have been shown to be effective in increasing medication adherence for HIV-infected persons, no MTM programs have been expanded to incorporate primary medical providers in an effort to establish patient-centered HIV care.
The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to develop and implement a model of HIV care that integrates community pharmacists with primary medical providers for patient-centered HIV care. CDC has entered into a public-private partnership with Walgreen Company (a.k.a Walgreens pharmacies, a national retail pharmacy chain) to implement the service model in predominately Black, Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native populations. Walgreens has agreed to provide expanded Medication Therapy Management services to 1,000 HIV-infected clients, either currently or newly initiated on ART, at 10 project sites (~100 persons per site) throughout the country and to work with medical clinic providers to implement the service model.
Specific activities, of the cooperative agreement, are broadly categorized into three areas: (1) develop a patient-centered HIV care model (2) implement the patient-centered HIV care model and (3) and monitor the performance of the patient-centered HIV care model and adjust the model as needed.
The patient-centered HIV care model will be developed in collaboration with CDC and an external Project Team, which will be composed of the awardee, CDC, Walgreens and other partners capable of contributing to the development, implementation and dissemination of the service model. The model will include the core elements of MTM as well as expanded services such as individualized medication adherence counseling, active monitoring of prescription refills, and active collaboration between pharmacists and medical clinic providers to identify and resolve medication related treatment problems such as treatment effectiveness, adverse events, and poor adherence.
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Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding: $1,834,862 first year, $266,000 year 1, $266,000 year 2. Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $2,300,000.
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Technical Information Management Section DHHS CDC Procurement & Grants Office 2920 Brandywine Road, MS E-14 Atlanta, GA 30341 Phone: (770) 488-2700
Kathy Byrd Project Officer DHHS/CDC1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS E-45 Atlanta, GA 30333 Phone: (404) 639-3083
HIV Positive Persons HIV/AIDS Prevention Medical Treatments and Therapies Patient Care Program Development
Health Professionals Pharmacists
Applicants must download the SF-424 application package associated with this funding opportunity from www.grants.gov. If access to the Internet is not available or if the applicant encounters difficulty in accessing the forms online, contact the HHS/CDC Procurement and Grant Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO TIMS) staff at (770) 488-2700 for further instruction. CDC Telecommunications for individuals with hearing loss is available at: TTY 1.888.232.6348.
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