2021 Incentive Grant Recipient: Heather Jarvis, PharmD
Residents and their Preceptors
Project Proposal: Implementation of a self-monitoring blood pressure program at a rural independent community pharmacy: a pilot study
Heather Jarvis, PharmD, MBA, currently serves as a PGY1 Community Resident at L&S Pharmacy in Charleston, Missouri in association with University of Missouri-Kansas City.
“I am so excited to receive an Incentive Grant this year which will help members of our community to become advocates in their healthcare, allow us to work collaboratively with our local healthcare partners, and will help us to create a sustainable clinical service that will hopefully pave the way for other programs in the future.”
We saw a need to provide a self-monitoring blood pressure clinical service to community members whose high blood pressure was poorly controlled or newly diagnosed. We also saw the need to provide additional services such as immunizations and nutrition counseling which can be referred to our local county health department. By leveraging community relationships and working collaboratively, we are able to provide the best possible patient care services to our patients and create program sustainability for the long term.
I feel very excited and privileged to be working with so many amazing people to create this self-monitoring blood pressure program. This project was a collaboration between L&S Pharmacy, The Mississippi County Health Department, CPESN-Missouri, and HRSA, all working to help better their communities. This project started with a self-monitoring blood pressure program, but I can see how far reaching a project like this can be, we are already discussing ways to add additional clinical services such as smoking cessation and PHQ-9 screenings.