Project IMPACT: Diabetes
Launched in 2010 by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation in partnership with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation's Together on Diabetes initiative, Project IMPACT: Diabetes is the first national research initiative to improve people’s health by integrating pharmacists into diabetes care teams in 25 communities that are underserved or highly affected by diabetes.
More than 2,000 patients who are uninsured, under-insured, homeless and/or living below the poverty line are receiving care from community-based interdisciplinary teams that include pharmacists, physicians, diabetes educators and other members of the health care team.
Participating organizations include community and university-affiliated pharmacies, self-insured employers, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), free clinics and others that have the opportunity to leverage unique stakeholders, existing programs, creative ideas, and additional resources to effectively adapt and implement similar models of care. The APhA Foundation provides communities with tools, resources, guidance and support to facilitate local success.
Project IMPACT: Diabetes is modeled after several other highly successful APhA Foundation programs that produced positive clinical, humanistic and economic outcomes, including the Diabetes Ten City Challenge (2005-2009); the Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes (2003-2005); and the APhA Foundation’s cholesterol management program, Project ImPACT: Hyperlipidemia™ (1996-1999).