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Invitation to participate in the Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative (PSPC)!

By Susan Sumrell

Check out the latest information and an invitation to participate in the upcoming Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative. The PSPC is run through HRSA and works share practices that have been proven to improve patient safety and health outcomes and have successfully implemented clinical pharmacy services.

Invitation Participate in PSCP!
Community-based teams of health care providers and partners are invited to join the Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative (PSPC) to improve patient safety and health outcomes for high risk patient populations. PSPC is recruiting teams for its fourth year (PSPC 4.0)!

This action learning collaborative involves hundreds of communities and organizations to work together in a disciplined and focused model to enhance the ability of a community health care safety net to deliver safe care that produces optimal health outcomes for high-risk patient groups. This model is patient-centered, driven by inter-professional teams and supported by systems of partnerships. Current participating teams are demonstrating improvements and integrating care across multiple community partners, resulting in the creation of a true service delivery system for their patients.

This year, HRSA will be partnering in this effort with the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to help in the transformation of the health care delivery system. This is the first year of a formal partnership with CMS which will allow Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO) to contribute to the aims of this work through consistent application of quality improvement efforts to reduce and prevent adverse drug events. This partnership will help to improve health outcomes and patient safety in targeted patient groups, as well as improve processes of transitions of care.

To learn more about PSPC and how to participate, join any one of the informational calls (August 18th, August 30th, September 8th, September 15th, September 20th). You can sign up for these calls here.

For more information about PSPC, please visit
If you have questions, please email