Why Are Preventive Care Services Necessary?

2019-09-05 09:00:00
Tags: healthy people 2020,preventive care,Retail

Jim Kirby, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, and senior director of pharmacy services for The Kroger Co., discusses why preventive care services are necessary in pharmacy practice. This video was filmed at the 2019 NACDS Total Store Expo in Boston.


Jim Kirby, PharmD, BCPS, CDE: If you look at Healthy People 2020 and the forthcoming Healthy People 2030, we are not meeting the goals that we've set out for ourselves as a country, and so this is an absolute need or mandate for pharmacy to step up and help in this area. The equivalent of the entire U.S. population visits a pharmacy every week, and with half of Americans suffering from some sort of chronic condition, pharmacy is so well positioned to take an active role in this space.