Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – 9:45 am to 10:05 am
Topic: Lessons Learned from the Family Health Team Model – How can community pharmacists (realistically) build strong networks when co-location doesn’t exist?
Communication between community pharmacists and other health care providers, specifically family doctors, is typically limited, and is often perceived as administrative and even ineffective at times. While geographic separation is commonly cited as an obstacle to the integration of community pharmacists into the primary health care team and other health care networks, this session will highlight the complex interplay of barriers that may impede community pharmacists in becoming truly accessed and valued as a core member of the health care system. This session will offer strategies for community pharmacists to bridge gaps and strengthen collaborative networks, considering system-based and practice-site perspectives.