NCAP Partners with AHRQ to Offer Free Evidence-Based Resources for Members and Patients
NCAP is partnering with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to provide members free, evidence-based resources that inform health care decision making. The resources are created with comparative effectiveness research (CER), a type of patient-centered outcomes research. CER compares evidence on the effectiveness, benefits, and risks of different treatment options for common health conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, and mental health disorders.
The research findings are translated into practical clinician research summaries, plain-language patient brochures, accredited CE modules, faculty slide presentations, and more. To view or download the AHRQ resources, visit www.ahrq.gov/clinicalbottomline. To order free printed copies of the clinician or patient research summaries, including bulk quantities, call the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at 1-800-358-9295 and provide the code C-02. For more information, contact Victoria McGhee in AHRQ’s Atlanta Regional Office at 404-836-2303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burkhart Receives Dale Jones Award at Chronic Care Meeting
Daniel Barbara, Judy Turnage, Michelle Ames, Jena Ivey Burkhart and Ted Hancock.
The Dale Jones Memorial Award for Excellence in Geriatrics was presented to Jena Ivey Burkhart, PharmD, of Chapel Hill, NC. The award, which is named in honor of the late Dale Jones who was an active and long-time member of NCAP, was presented at the Association’s 2014 Chronic Care Practice Forum Meeting held at the Ballantyne Hotel & Resort in Charlotte, NC March 19-21. NCAP bestows the annual award to a member of the Association who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to geriatrics and patient care during the course of the year. “It is an honor to receive the Dale Jones Award. I would like to thank NCAP as well as the Chronic Care Forum Awards Committee for my selection. Dale Jones was such a wonderful role model, educator, and advocate for the health and well being of older patients. I hope to continue to strive to meet the needs of this special population throughout my career,” said Burkhart. Burkhart received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2004 from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy where she is a Clinical Assistant Professor. She also serves as a Geriatric Clinical Pharmacist at UNC Hospitals and Clinics. For more photos and meeting highlights visit our facebook page.
Durham Tech Students' Annual Visit to NCAP
The Durham Technical Community College Pharmacy Technician Class of 2014 recently visited NCAP. The class comes to the Institute of Pharmacy each year to discuss current pharmacy technician issues and trends with our executive director and staff.