Community Pharmacists' Contributions to Disease Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mark A. Strand, PhD, CPH; Jeffrey Bratberg, PharmD, FAPhA; Heidi Eukel, PharmD; Mark Hardy, PharmD; Christopher Williams, PhD


Prev Chronic Dis. 2020;17(7):e69 

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Abstract and Introduction


Community pharmacists assist patients to manage disease and prevent complications. Despite the enormous challenge the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has dealt to the health care system, community pharmacists have maintained the delivery of critical health services to communities, including those most at risk for COVID-19. Community pharmacists are in a key position to deliver priority pandemic responses including point-of-care testing for chronic disease management, vaccinations, and COVID-19 testing.