Talk Before You Take
In early 2015, the National Council on Patient Information and Education announced a new campaign, Talk Before You Take, (TBYT) to address the communications gap between healthcare providers (HCP) and patients about the benefits and potential risks of prescription medicines.  Improving communications about prescription medicines can help ensure that patient avoid adverse drug events, improve adherence to their medicine regimen(s) and live healthier lives.  The campaign seeks to spark this necessary patient/HCP engagement and encourage more conversations between patients, caregivers and HCPs.   

NCPIE developed Talk Before You Take in collaboration with the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) Office of Communications.The campaign was informed by research conducted by the Evidence Generation, Value and Access Center for Excellence within Ipsos Healthcare with input for the Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness (CDSE), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.



 

 
About the NCPIE A3 Project

The Adherence Action Agenda, or the “A3 Project,” is an initiative of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) bringing together healthcare professional societies, consumer and patient groups, voluntary health organizations, local, state and federal government agencies and industry leaders to identify the major gaps in current adherence improvement efforts and create a collaborative national Adherence Action Agenda at www.BeMedicineSmart.org – the virtual home of the A3 Project to continually offer realistic solutions for improving medication adherence through improved care coordination, harnessing new technology and supportive government policies.

The A3 Project focuses on four key areas: Patient-related factors | Provider-related factors | Influencing macro factors (current drivers for reshaping the design and delivery of medical care and payment reform) | Multiple chronic conditions. This new agenda calls for an increased focus on adherence improvement efforts now underway in medical, pharmacy and nursing practice; technology innovation and adoption; policy arenas; provider and healthcare student education; public awareness; and research.

The Adherence Action Agenda (A3 Project) – helping multiple chronic disease sufferers promote safe & appropriate medicine use. 
  • The Nation’s leading chronic disease dyad for men and women » High Blood Pressure + Arthritis
  • The Nation’s leading chronic disease triad for men and women » Arthritis, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure. 
  • In 2012, more than half of Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs) were being treated concurrently for high blood pressure and high cholesterol (52.9 % prevalence).

Learn more and access an A3 program report: Accelerating Progress in Prescription Medicine Adherence: The Adherence Action Agenda – A National Action Plan to Address America’s “Other Drug Problem" »
10 Priorities for Action to Tackle HBP
NCPIE invites fellow AHA HBP Partners to team up with us to tackle each of these 10 Priorities for Action in a meaningful way.  Select the particular Priority for Action that aligns with your organizational interests and expertise, and let us hear from you by contacting: Deborah Davidson at ddavidson@ncpie.info

1. Establish medicine adherence as a priority goal of all federal and state efforts designed to reduce the burden of multiple chronic conditions.
2. Establish the role of the patient navigator within the care team to help patients with multiple chronic conditions navigate the health care system and take their prescription medicines as prescribed.
3. Promote clinical management approaches that are tailored to the specific needs and circumstances of individuals with multiple chronic conditions.

4. Incentivize the entire healthcare system to incorporate adherence education and medication support as part of routine care for MCC patients.
5. Eliminate the barriers that impede the ability of patients with multiple chronic conditions to refill their prescription medicines.


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New Campaign Resources

About NCPIE


Established in 1982, the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) is a diverse non-profit coalition that works to stimulate and improve the communication of information about the appropriate use of prescription and OTC medicines.

In addition to adherence improvement, NCPIE works to address critical medicine safe use issues like prescription drug abuse prevention, treatment and recovery, medication error reduction, quality improvements in healthcare provider – patient medicine communication and safe storage and disposal of medicines.  The American Heart Association serves on the NCPIE Board of Directors.
Interested in Partnering with NCPIE?
Find out more about membership opportunities in the NCPIE Coalition.
 
Facts You Can Use

Click the icons below to download helpful fact sheets from the National Council on Patient Information and Education.

Fact Sheet on Multiple Chronic Conditions

Fact Sheet on Medication Adherence
NCPIE's Adherence Action Agenda (A3) Video

 

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