The California Right Meds Collaborative (CRMC), a pharmacist-led initiative founded at USC in partnership with health plans, pharmacies, academic and professional organizations in Southern California, was honored with the National Hypertension Control Roundtable (NHCR) Hypertension Hero Award.
The Hypertension Hero Award, new this year, honors individuals or organizations with innovative, collaborative programs or partnerships addressing inequities in hypertension control.
Founded by Steve Chen, associate dean for clinical affairs and the William A. and Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy, CRMC partners with health plans such as L.A. Care and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) to provide comprehensive medication management through a network of pharmacies. By advancing the role of pharmacists in the healthcare system, CRMC aims to reduce the burden of chronic diseases.
“CRMC offers a scalable solution to dramatically improving blood pressure control across the U.S. by supporting pharmacists through a value-based payment to practice at the top of their license,” Chen says. “This award could not be possible without the great work of our team and partners, particularly L.A. Care Health Plan and the network of participating pharmacies in Los Angeles County.”
Read more about the honor at https://hypertensioncontrol.org/.