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The Asheville Project
The Asheville Project came from the Pharmacy Director from Mission Hospitals and a group of pharmacists at UNC Chapel Hill and the North Carolina Pharmacists Association (currently the North Carolina Pharmacists Association, or NCAP). The program developed into a true partnership and collaboration with key physicians, Mission Hospitals system, NCAP, the North Carolina Center for Pharmaceutical Care (NCCPC); and the City of Asheville. The program was coordinated by the City’s Risk Manager.
The project was initially designed for patients with diabetes, but over time the Asheville Project was expanded to include asthma, lipid management and hypertension (CV Health,) and later depression.
To assess clinical, humanistic, and economic outcomes of a community-based medication therapy management (MTM) program for chronic disease patients over a 5 year period.