An Alliance to Improve Health for People Living with Diabetes
Walgreens and Joslin Diabetes Center have formed an alliance to improve health outcomes for people with diabetes. Together, Walgreens and Joslin will develop and deliver awareness, wellness, prevention, and education programs nationally to reach the estimated 21 million Americans with diabetes and the additional 54 million Americans at risk for the disease.
A cornerstone of the program will be the creation of pharmacy-based resources for diabetes prevention and care. Working together, Walgreens and Joslin will design and build enhanced training curricula, continuing education programs, and practical support tools that pharmacists can use to address the most important needs of patients—from managing medication regimens to understanding key individual health measures like blood pressure and A1C results.
Over time, Walgreens and Joslin will launch initial patient education campaigns delivered through the Walgreens pharmacy that carefully target critical aspects of day-to-day diabetes management and the prevention of complications. The campaigns will include education handouts, and tips and tools tailored to specific patient audiences, including the elderly and different ethnic groups disproportionately affected by diabetes. Aspects of the campaign will be visible on pharmacy prescription inserts, Walgreens.com, and other communication vehicles. Articles by Joslin staff are already appearing in Walgreens Diabetes & You magazine, which is distributed free at Walgreens pharmacies and in the Diabetes Center at Walgreens.com.
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