Rural America has unique health care needs and presents opportunities to deliver innovative programs and services to care for diverse populations.
Large to mid-size Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) that serve much of rural America have seen a tremendous need to partner with community organizations to better serve their members.
This PQA Quality Forum Webinar features Sharrel Pinto, the 2021 Community Pharmacy Innovation in Quality individual award winner. Pinto is the Department Head of Allied and Population Health and the Community Practice Innovation Center Director at South Dakota State University.
Pinto will provide an overview of the challenges facing healthcare organizations that serve rural communities and identify statewide collaborative solutions that effectively build bridges and break down silos to patient care. Her presentation will shed light on identifying gaps in care within communities and methods for partnering with stakeholders including tribal partners, federally qualified health centers, and community pharmacies. Finally, Pinto will discuss designing specific strategies to working with IDNs and community partners to further improve access to care and positively impact outcomes.
Learn more about the Community Pharmacy Innovation in Quality Award Program at https://www.pqaalliance.org/2021-cpiq-awards.