Community Partnerships in the Elimination of Health Disparities: Addressing Barriers to Care
Keywords:Higher Education, Community Health, Health Disparities
AbstractThe University of Toledo College of Pharmacy has developed partnerships with two area community health centers to address health disparities and barriers to care in medically underserved populations. Through the provision of clinical pharmacy services and the operation and management of a clinic pharmacy, patient access to pharmaceutical care is enhanced. Increased access to pharmaceutical care may eliminate certain barriers to care. This article describes the implementation, selected outcomes, and challenges of the partnerships.
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