Drugstore Association Launches Partnership to Boost Health Screenings in Pharmacies
Pharmacy customers must learn more about healthy diets, receive wellness tests
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has partnered with multiple health groups to ramp up basic health screenings at neighborhood pharmacies.
The program, called Nourish My Health, was launched last month by NACDS in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association and the Food Is Medicine Institute at Tufts University. Through the program, people visiting pharmacies would receive education from pharmacists on some of the most common diseases, while also accessing tests for blood pressure, cholesterol and more.
According to NACDS President and CEO Steven Anderson, FASAE, CAE, IOM, the idea of the partnership developed during the pandemic, as masses of Americans visited pharmacies to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.
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