A Script Your Future program, with AACP, NACDS Foundation, NCPA, and APhA
The Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge is a two month-long outreach competition held annually in January - March to engage interdisciplinary student teams from pharmacy, medicine, nursing, and other health professions charged with tackling the problem of poor adherence.
Join your fellow students in engaging with your community in a dialogue about the importance of taking medications as directed for improved health. Script Your Future knows that it takes the active involvement of the entire health care team to improve adherence. Student pharmacists, medical students, other health professions students, as well as community members, all have a unique role to play in improving medication adherence.
Nearly three out of four Americans don’t take their medications as directed. This may cause devastating results, particularly for people with chronic conditions. Poor medication adherence has been recognized by national health advocacy groups as a public health priority; it results in more than one-third of medicine-related hospitalizations and almost 125,000 deaths in the United States each year. Improved medication adherence leads to better health outcomes and reduced total healthcare costs.
The Medication Adherence Team Challenge is part of the Script Your Future public awareness campaign launched in 2011 by NCL. The campaign includes more than 130 public and private stakeholder organizations. The following organizations are sponsors of the Challenge: the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation, the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), and the National Consumers League.
Join our team and be a part of this national effort to create innovative solutions for the problem of poor adherence!