The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently featured the California Right Meds Collaborative (CRMC) in its Field Notes publication, which spotlights success and innovation in health programs across the country.

CRMC is a pharmacist-led initiative founded at USC, in partnership with several health plans — including L.A. Care Health Plan and Inland Empire Health Plan — to improve health outcomes in local communities, decrease health care and medication costs, improve physician access, and reduce avoidable hospitalizations. Pharmacists in the program provide clinical services to Medi-Cal, Medicare and Covered California patients in Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire who have persistently uncontrolled health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and asthma.

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