Title

Healthcare Passport: A population-based introductory pharmacy practice model for Medicare beneficiaries

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning

ISSN

1877-1297

Volume

6

Issue

6

DOI

10.1016/j.cptl.2014.08.003

First Page

891

Last Page

899

Publication Date

11-1-2014

Abstract

The objective of the study was to describe the design and outcomes of a model to provide population-based, introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs). Community outreach events targeting Medicare beneficiaries were conducted. Screenings and services designed for adults 65 years and older were offered. Attendees were provided a business card known as the “Health care Passport” which identified screening stations and provided space to record results. Students participated in planning the events and providing health services. Students gained experience with population-based care, providing 2633 health screenings for 1013 attendees, and earned 2650 IPPE hours. Attendees received medication therapy management, assistance with the Medicare Part D plan review, and utilized an average of three stations, most commonly cardiovascular risk, immunizations, diabetes, and bone density. The Health care Passport is a reproducible model to provide extensive, population-based health screenings and services and effectively meet IPPE requirements for students.