As an independent community pharmacist, you are your community's most accessible health care provider. You deliver medications and expertise daily to improve the lives of millions of Americans.
This inaugural event was designed to encourage consumers to bring their prescription medications and supplements to their local pharmacies for brown bag medication reviews. Although the nationally branded event has passed, you can still show your value by hosting Check Your Meds events in your local community.
We also know taking care of patients takes time, so we've created this toolkit to put the resources you need right at your fingertips. Use what you need to host a Check Your Meds Day in your pharmacy, skip over what you don't, and let us know if something is missing that you would like us to add.
Use these resources to spread the word about a Check Your Meds Day event you're hosting and prepare your staff and patients for what to expect.
Program Forms and Tools
Use these resources to prepare for and follow up on a Check Your Meds Day event.
Use these links to connect with others and find more information about related initiatives.
Several of the materials in this toolkit were developed by Health Quality Innovators (HQI) to support the Blue Bag Initiative. Learn about the full program and how it helps prevent medication errors by visiting www.hqi.solutions.
The comprehensive medication reviews you're doing during a Check Your Meds Day event are the first step in this NCPA members-only program. Why not continue the process and revolutionize your pharmacy operations? Learn how Simplify My Meds® helps your patients and your bottom line.
Part of your Check Your Meds Day event is getting rid of patients' expired medications. Learn more about proper disposal and patient education with the NCPA Foundation's Dispose My Meds™ program.
Most patients need reminders to take their meds, and there are several smartphone apps that can help. Learn about some of the apps available to recommend to your patients.
National Community Pharmacists Association
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Contact: Andie Pivarunas
Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.