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Support Oklahoma Pharmacists

We at OPhA are always looking for ways to support our pharmacists and partner with organizations to provide top-of-the-line training, classes, continuing education credits and many other resources. Our online resources provide many continuing education programs and live continuing education is offered at many of our events.

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Our online resources provide many continuing education programs and live continuing education is offered at many of our events.

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How Pharmacists Can Get Involved in the National DPP

The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), supports a proven lifestyle change program to help at-risk adults reduce their likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes.  Pharmacists are in a unique position to support their patients in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes.  CDC has developed several resources to help you determine the best role for you.  Whether you’re a pharmacist, part of the pharmacy workforce, or working with pharmacy groups, you can get involved by promoting awareness of prediabetes and the National DPP; screening and testing patients for prediabetes and referring those eligible to a CDC-recognized organization offering the National DPP lifestyle change program; and/or applying for CDC recognition to offer the program in your pharmacy.

Learn how the National DPP can benefit your pharmacy and your patients by viewing the resources below.

For more information about the National DPP or to receive training as a Lifestyle Coach to offer the program in your pharmacy, please contact Sarah Yount, PharmD, CDCES at 580.774.6042 or           



The Oklahoma Pharmacists Association (OPhA) partners with many organizations to provide certificates & advanced training programs for our members.

Pharmacy-based Point-of-Care Test and Treat National Certificate Program (NASPA)

Point-of-care test and treat empowers clinicians to use effective, fast technology to aid their decision making at the “point-of-care” to improve patient health. Pharmacy-based point-of-care testing utilizes CLIA-waived (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments -waived) tests that offer near immediate results in non-laboratory settings.  Pharmacists and pharmacies are increasingly offering this public health service of test and treat to promote prevention, early detection, and disease management.

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Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care (APhA)

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) developed The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program, is an educational experience designed to equip pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to provide effective, evidence-based diabetes care. The program provides comprehensive instruction in current diabetes concepts and standards of care and incorporates case studies and hands-on skills training focused on the situations most likely to be encountered—as well as the services most needed—in community and ambulatory care practice settings. Participants will gain experience evaluating and adjusting drug therapy regimens for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, counseling patients about lifestyle interventions, analyzing and interpreting self-monitoring of blood glucose results, and assessing the overall health status of patients to identify needed monitoring and interventions.

Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery (APhA)

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This practice-based curriculum represents a fusion of science and clinical pharmacy. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health. The purpose of this certificate training program is to prepare pharmacists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide immunization services to patients across the life span

Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services (APhA)

As the learner, you will gain experience interviewing patients, identifying and prioritizing medication-related problems, developing and implementing interventions, and documenting activities. In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore various business models and billing strategies and discuss plans for implementation.


Oklahoma Licensing

Questions about licensing in the state of Oklahoma? Rather you’re a new pharmacist, have been out of the game, or are needing to renew, we have all the information you need to get licensed by the state of Oklahoma.

Technician Licensing

Questions about technician licensing in the state of Oklahoma? We have all the information you need to get licensed by the state of Oklahoma.

Become an Accredited Pharmacy in Diabetes Education

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) is “the active, ongoing process of facilitating the knowledge, skill, and ability necessary for diabetes self-care.”

DSMES Accreditation is the starting point for preparing and adding additional patient-care services into your pharmacy workflow. With DSMES, your pharmacy will develop processes for implementing classes, individual appointments, and learn the ins-and-outs of medical billing and documentation.

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) grant funding is now available to help pharmacies become accredited sites for diabetes classes and education and be able to bill for these services. With DSMES site accreditation, not only are you giving patients with diabetes access to care and education that will result in positive health outcomes, but you are also expanding services for pharmacists and pharmacies.


The Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care through innovative education, management, and support. The mission of ADCES is to empower diabetes educators to expand the horizons of innovative education, management, and support.

As the only organization dedicated solely to diabetes education, ADCES has the expertise and resources required to support DSMES programs.

The Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP) includes program flexibility, multi-site accreditation, a simple fee structure, and a stop-start online application with the ability to upload your supporting documents. DEAP not only supports sites in traditional settings but has significantly expanded program options for diabetes care professionals by offering improved support for community-based settings such as physician offices, pharmacies, churches, and community centers.

SWOSU Rural Health Center works to support pharmacies and pharmacists in implementation of DSMES classes into their workflow to promote billing and reimbursement for services for a sustainable and successful program.

Our team takes pharmacies through the accreditation process as a cohort one time per year. This group setting allows pharmacies to learn from each other throughout and develop a network for continued support. SWOSU assists those pharmacies throughout the accreditation and application process. Afterwards, we continue to support the implementation and billing for these services with training webinars and opportunities for one-on-one training to get credentialed, contracted, and reimbursed. Medicare Part B and Oklahoma Medicaid (Soonercare) reimburse pharmacies for DMSES services as well as some commercial payers.

APPLY FOR GRANT FUNDING FOR OUR FALL COHORT (specific dates to be announced and may be subject to change):

Your pharmacy commitment includes the following:

  • Attend the APhA’s, The Pharmacist and Patient-centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training program on August 19, 2022. No cost to grant project participants ($400 value)
  • Attend the DSMES 1-day in-person Training Program in September 2022 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • Attend the four 30-minute training webinars (virtual via zoom) every other Wednesday from 12:00-12:30pm in October 2022.
  • Have your example patient education sessions and charting completed by November 30th, 2022.
  • Finalize, submit, and pay for the ADCES application by December 31, 2022.

In return your pharmacy will receive:

  • Support, templates, tools, resources, and assistance to help you develop your program during and after the accreditation process.
  • Access to Healthy Interactions Conversation Maps diabetes education curriculum and training ($550 value).
  • Mentoring and Coaching throughout the accreditation and implementation process.
  • The ADCES Curriculum book (Approx. $150 Value)
  • Reimbursement for the ADCES application fee ($1100+ Value)

Grant funds are limited to pharmacies licensed and practicing in the state of Oklahoma.

Applications for grant funding are due by August 15th, 2022, for our Fall Cohort. Grant funding is awarded on a first-come-first-served basis as funds are limited.

For any questions or additional information please email our Project Coordinator, Aimee Henderson at  or 580-774-6727.

For more information on DSMES and accreditation, go to: or


Participate in Medication Therapy Management Project

Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is defined by APhA as a distinct service or group of services provided by health care providers, including pharmacists, to ensure the best therapeutic outcomes for patients. Medication Therapy Management encompasses a broad range of professional activities and responsibilities within the licensed pharmacist’s, or other qualified health care provider’s, scope of practice. These services include but are not limited to the following, according to the individual needs of the patient:  

  • Performing or obtaining necessary assessments of the patient’s health status
  • Formulating a medication treatment plan
  • Selecting, initiating, modifying, or administering medication therapy
  • Monitoring and evaluating the patient’s response to therapy, including safety and effectiveness
  • Performing a comprehensive medication review to identify, resolve, and prevent medication-related problems, including adverse drug events
  • Documenting the care delivered and communicating essential information to the patient’s other primary care providers
  • Providing verbal education and training designed to enhance patient understanding and appropriate use of his/her medications
  • Providing information, support services, and resources designed to enhance patient adherence with his/her therapeutic regimens
  • Coordinating and integrating medication therapy management services within the broader health care management services being provided to the patient

Grant funded projects in collaboration with insurance providers can help show the effectiveness of pharmacist provided  MTM services and make the case for reimbursement. 


This project provides training and assistance to community pharmacies conducting targeted medication reviews (TMR) for HealthChoice members that meet the project criteria. The targeted population will be YOUR patients who are HealthChoice beneficiaries 18-64 years of age with prediabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart failure plus one of the following:

  • Four or more prescription medications
  • At least one high-risk medication (insulins, oral antihyperglycemic agents, warfarin, oral antiplatelets)
  • Pharmacy reports indicating <80% adherence to targeted medications

The project focus is to allow for a more time efficient approach to identification and resolution of medication and/or lifestyle related problems yielding improved outcomes for YOUR patients (decreased ED and hospitalizations, increased adherence, increased ROI).  This approach is known as the targeted medication review (TMR).

We recognize the pharmacist’s time is limited in a busy retail pharmacy. The TMR discussions will prioritize one disease state per 15-minute encounter, which will hopefully be more manageable for you and your patients. Our first cohort of pharmacies start on July 1, 2022.  We plan to have another cohort start November 1, 2022.






APPLY FOR INCLUSION IN FALL COHORT (specific dates to be announced and may be subject to change):

Your pharmacy commitment includes the following: 

  • Complete 11 hours of pre-project training by viewing recording webinar and doing at home worksheets.
  • Collection of data regarding targeted medication reviews, clinical outcomes, and patient satisfaction surveys. Data will be submitted on forms provided by project coordinators every 30 days.
  • Deliver TMR services to approximately 20 qualifying HealthChoice members within the first 90 days of the project.

In return your pharmacy will receive:

  • Support, templates, tools, resources, and assistance to help you develop your program during the project
  • 15- hours of Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy approved continuing education available
  • $200 stipend upon completion of training and tiered stipend up to $1000 upon completion of qualifying TMR services for 20 members

Grant funds are limited to pharmacies licensed and practicing in the state of Oklahoma.

For any questions or additional information please email our Project Coordinator, Aimee Henderson at  or 580-774-6727.