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Toolkit: Hypertension Training Programs and Continuing Education

Below is a list of programs available for obtaining certifications related to hypertension management and education as well as other training information and continuing education.

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management

A practice-based and comprehensive certificate-training program that explores the pharmacist’s role in cardiovascular disease risk management. The program aims to empower pharmacists with skills to assess risk, promote cardiovascular disease prevention, and encourage patient adherence to therapy.

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Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training and Certificate Program

A training and certificate program that aims to provide healthcare practitioners with specialized knowledge and skills to deliver effective, evidence-based tobacco cessation interventions. It is an intensive, two-day live program designed for persons who deliver moderate to intensive tobacco treatment services within a healthcare or community setting.


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Continuing Education Programs

Below is a list of websites that currently offer continuing education related to cardiology and endocrinology for pharmacists.  *Please note-most programs are free of charge to members, but fees may be associated with certain programs for non-members.


- PPA Continuing Education Courses

PPA offers a wide variety of recorded webinars as continuing education programs, as well as offerings at both their Mid Year and Annual Conferences.  To see what is being offered at any one time - please go to these links:

General Continuing Education CoursesClick here.

Mid-Year Conference: Click here.

Annual Conference: Click here.


- American Pharmacists Association

In Addition to advanced training programs and certificate programs that may offer large continuing education units, APhA offers a variety of home-study modules and programs.  The website allows the user to type in the content area and search for currently offered programs by content area, click here.


- Medscape

Medscape is a part of WebMD Health Professional Network that includes theHeart.org and eMedicine.com. Medscape offers a website that links to the most current cardiology CE and education available, click here.


- Pharmacist’s Letter

Pharmacist’s Letter is a subscription service for pharmacists covering new developments in drug therapy and trends in pharmacy practice.  The service consists of a monthly letter as well as a variety of continuing education resources.  The website allows the user to browse continuing education by category, click here.


- PowerPak CE

Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC ("PHE") provides Power-Pak C.E.® educational programs for the broad spectrum of healthcare professions. The primary goal of the education programs is to provide and disseminate topical education to all medical personnel and pharmacists in order to maintain and improve their knowledge and skill.  Utilizing a variety of educational vehicles, Power Pak produces both live and self-study lessons, click here.


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