Arlington, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has submitted comments containing recommendations for the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Healthy People 2030 initiative, which develops a new set of evidence-based, 10-year national objectives aimed at improving the health of all Americans.
- NACDS describes the power of pharmacist interventions to improve patient health and to reduce healthcare costs.
- NACDS emphasizes the education level of pharmacists and the accessibility of pharmacies.
- The comments note the potential for better alignment of HP2030 objectives with existing initiatives at HHS and strengthening objectives to improve patient health and patient outcomes.
- NACDS urged the strengthening of objectives related to access to preventive services, increased immunization rates and chronic disease management.