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Curricular Resource Center 

AACP is building the Curricular Resource Center (CRC) as an accessible system for sharing intellectual resources on topics pertinent to pharmacy education and practice. The CRC will enable faculty members, students and practitioners to more easily access peer-reviewed teaching resources from a variety of sources to utilize in teaching and learning activities. More material will be added as the project evolves.

Clinical Prevention and Population Health

Health Profession Education Programs - These case studies describe the factors that influence the adoption of clinical prevention and population health programs, courses and initiatives in health professions education programs, and illustrate approaches taken in the development, implementation and maintenance of these activities.

Curriculum Framework - A product of the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force that provides a structure for organizing curriculum and communicating within and between health professions.
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Comparative Effectiveness Research Tools

AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program is dedicated to facilitating decision making by providing high-quality research in formats for researchers, clinicians and consumers. Comparative Effectiveness Reviews draw on published scientific studies to make head-to-head comparisons on the effectiveness and risks of treatment options for a particular health condition.
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Diabetes

DM Educate - Developed by the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, this course will provide a multidisciplinary foundation for health professionals in the principles of diabetes management. The contributing faculty are outstanding educators and practitioners from the fields of pharmacy, nursing, medicine, behavioral psychology, medical nutrition therapy and exercise physiology. All of the course faculty have professional practices and help patients manage their diabetes.
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Geriatrics

Partnership for Health in Aging - Multidisciplinary competencies in the care of older adults at the completion of the entry-level health professional degree.

Pharmacy Based Identification and Screening for Memory Decline - This guide increases faculty awareness of and access to tools and resources for pharmacy-based memory screening that will facilitate meaningful teaching and training activities within colleges and schools of pharmacy. It can be used by faculty responsible for professional practice laboratories, geriatric practice courses and service-based learning activities, as well as those advising student organizations.

Guidelines for Senior Care Pharmacy Student Rotations - The guidelines, developed by an ASCP Foundation Advisory Board comprised of academicians, practitioners and AACP’s Geriatrics SIG Chair-Elect, provide a framework for the development of a geriatric rotation and include eleven specific learning objectives with examples of student activities that correspond with each objective.

ASCP's Geriatric Pharmacy Curriculum Guide - The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Geriatric Pharmacy Curriculum Guide is meant to serve as a guide for pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy educators who are seeking a tool to direct their professional development in Senior Care Pharmacy, regardless of practice setting. In providing this Curriculum Guide, ASCP is seeking to foster and support the continuous development of the Senior Care Pharmacist’s practical and clinical skills. This Guide is designed to be flexible and change as practices in geriatrics and geriatric pharmacotherapy advance.
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Managed Care

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's Managed Care Pharmacy Experiential Education Directory includes profiles on approximately 40 sites at health plans, PBMs, integrated health systems and managed care consulting firms. Each profile lists the preceptor contact information; a description of the rotation; length, flexibility and schedule of the rotation; site requirements and prerequisites; and whether the site is available to student pharmacists from any school.

AMCP Managed Care Pharmacy Curriculum - Developed by managed care pharmacists, this tool is a week-by-week course outline complete with slide decks, projects and policies.

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Patient Care

Heart Matters in Pharmacy Practice - The Heart Matters in Pharmacy Practice is a unique course that utilizes storytelling and reflection to re-introduce humanism into the pharmacy curriculum. It was inspired by comparable work in schools of medicine and addresses two critical questions: how can we reclaim the call to serve, to fully attend to our patients, and how do we find and develop in our students the courage to care? The 53-page syllabus and facilitator’s guide contains stories, reflections, individual and group exercises, readings and resources with a student evaluation form.

Language Services Resource Guide for Pharmacists - Developed with input from AACP, the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations and an Advisory Committee convened in March 2009, the Language Services Resource Guide for Pharmacists gathers basic information about providing language services in one document. Information includes interpreter and translator associations and agencies, training programs, assessment tools and other materials.

Analysis of State Pharmacy Laws: Impact of Pharmacy Laws on the Provision of Language Services - Virtually all states have requirements regarding oral counseling and distribution of written materials. To comply with these requirements, pharmacists must effectively communicate with all of their patients, not only those who speak English. The Analysis of State Pharmacy Laws: Impact of Pharmacy Laws on the Provision of Language Services first outlines federal requirements for providing language services (oral interpretation and written translated materials) to limited English proficient patients. Then, it summarizes results from a 50-state (plus the District of Columbia) survey of pharmacy laws that are related to the provision of language services. 
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Patient Safety

Advancing Pharmacy Health Literacy Practices Through Quality Improvement: Curricular Modules for Faculty - A set of modules to help pharmacy faculty integrate health literacy and health literacy quality improvement into courses, experiential education, and projects for Pharm.D. students and pharmacy residents. The curricular modules can be used for lectures, seminars, laboratory classes and experiential education. The modules consist of 17 activity guides with 4 accompanying PowerPoint® presentations. Each activity guide includes a list of further resources.

PSPC National Performance Report Fall 2011 - The national faculty leading the Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative in its third year describe how delivering a coordinated set of outpatient primary care and clinical pharmacy services to a high risk patient population yields measureable health improvements in just 6 to 12 months. PSPC 3.0 provides the platform for PSPC 4.0 and the involvement of 51 Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs).

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Network (PSNet) with current patient safety news, literature and resources.

Pharmacy Toolbox - The Virtual Tool Box for Quality Pharmacy Practice can be found on the Web sites for both the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices - The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) offers resources in error prevention and practice assessment for educational purposes.
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Pharmacogenomics

Genetics Education Resources - Material available at the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG).

G.R.O.W. - Genetics Resources On the Web search engine.

American Medical Association (AMA) pamphlet: Family Medical History in Disease Prevention - NCHPEG's working group on family history participated in the review of the pamphlet.
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Preceptor Development

Listing of Preceptor Development Resources -  This is a listing of available preceptor development programs created by the 2012 AACP Professional Development Committee, who examined issues related to the teaching development and excellance of volunteer preceptors.

Reaching Underserved Populations

These resources were compiled for the AACP-AAMC “Cultural Competence in Health-Professions Training: Considerations for Implementation” Webcast held on May 12, 2005. The resources listed do not represent a complete listing of cultural competence resources for health professionals. Although the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) are not responsible for the materials presented on the Web sites or for the web addresses, the hope is that the information will prove useful.

National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC)

NCCC Resource Database - Demographic information, policies, practices, articles, books, research initiatives and findings, curricula, multimedia materials and Web sites, etc.

Curriculum Framework - A delineation of educational outcomes organized within the Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework for Health Professions. Supported through a contract from the Health Services and Research Administration, Pharmaceutical Services Support Center.

Resources List - Caring for the Underserved, a list of curricular references.

A su salud - An intermediate health professions Spanish course that promotes interactive learning through telenovela-style health drama.
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Substance Abuse and Education

Substance Abuse: The Pharmacy Educator’s Role in Prevention and Recovery - Curricular Guidelines for Pharmacy: Substance Abuse and Addictive Disease
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