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Why being a preceptor is a win/win

Why being a preceptor is a win/win

7 lessons for making the most from internships    In brief: Well-crafted internships train future employees and benefit your pharmacy As a preceptor, offer a broad range of experiences that tap into students’ abilities Look beyond pharmacy interns to other student learning opportunities that may fit with and benefit your pharmacy Making internships a win/win…
Keep your patients healthy

Keep your patients healthy in the summer

6 common summer illnesses and how your pharmacy can help patients through them In brief: We typically think of summer as a time of being healthy and active But there are many sicknesses and illnesses that occur in the summer — including colds, heat illnesses, asthma, foodborne illnesses and poison oak or ivy rash Be…
Don’t overlook the needs of caregivers

Don’t overlook the needs of caregivers

Caregivers are at risk for stress, depression and other illnesses  In brief: Nearly 44M Americans are caregivers for someone with a physical or mental illness Caregivers themselves are at increased risk for mental and physical illnesses During Mental Health Awareness Month, be sure to support caregivers Your pharmacy’s support can include mental health screenings as…
Support mental health through community outreach

Support mental health through community outreach

3 reasons to focus on outreach about mental health and 6 ways to do it  In brief: Most pharmacy outreach focuses on patients’ physical health May is Mental Health Month, which provides an opportunity to focus on mental health There are many creative ways to engage in outreach supporting mental health This unique focus can…
3 reasons to partner with mental health providers

3 reasons to partner with mental health providers

Better care. Greater expertise. More patients and prescriptions.  In brief: Caring for patients’ mental health is a team activity, and pharmacists play a key role Because so many patients are affected by mental illness, it is a big opportunity Pharmacies can benefit by partnering with mental health providers Results include better care, more expertise, and…
Help eliminate the stigma of mental illness

How to help eliminate the stigma of mental illness

Show patients mental illness is common and treatable In brief: Mental health issues are more common than the general public realizes Also common is the continuing stigma about mental health By taking multiple visible actions, your pharmacy can help remove this stigma You can help patients be more comfortable discussing mental health issues, seeking treatment…
What does “tidying up” have to do with your pharmacy?

What does “tidying up” have to do with your pharmacy?

How Marie Kondo’s “tidying up” principles could improve your business In brief: Japanese organizing expert Marie Kondo is currently all the rage Kondo’s KonMari Method is grounded in practical advice for decluttering The principles of tidying up can apply to the successful pharmacy you envision Examine every category in your store to determine what to…
Reinforce your pharmacy’s focus on HEALTH!

Reinforce your pharmacy’s focus on HEALTH!

The benefits of promoting World Health Day In brief: You must constantly reiterate that your pharmacy does far more than fill prescriptions Your pharmacy provides a wide range of important health and wellness services World Health Day — on April 7th — provides an opportunity to highlight how your pharmacy helps improve your community’s health…
Check your pharmacy’s curb appeal

How to enhance your pharmacy’s curb appeal

Create an inviting store exterior to bring in more customers In brief: Shoppers will turn away if a retail store looks dirty, outdated or uninviting Exterior signs are an important element of your pharmacy marketing Schedule regular cleaning and maintenance for outside the pharmacy Clear clutter from the windows and entrance for an inviting first…

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