SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Price Chopper Supermarkets here said Tuesday its pharmacy operation has been selected as one of 25 nationwide — the only one from the New York state — to participate in the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation’s Project IMPACT: Diabetes, a national multi-year initiative to improve care for people disproportionately affected by diabetes across the United States.
Price Chopper Pharmacy is serving as the lead organization for the Schenectady County Community for the project. Price Chopper has developed comprehensive, patient-centered diabetes care programs, including its signature Diabetes AdvantEdge and HealthyU Diabetes Education programs, which have saved consumers more than $2 million since their inception in 2010.
For those seeking nutritional guidance, Price Chopper also provides NuVal, a point-of-purchase nutritional system. Through Project IMPACT: Diabetes, Price Chopper Pharmacy will partner with Capital District Physician’s Health Plan to expand these programs and improve access to care for patients who are disproportionately affected by diabetes. The project goal is to increase the percentage of patients who meet composite Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures and to improve patient outcomes in blood pressure, cholesterol and hemoglobin A1c through pharmacist-delivered education and training.
“We are excited to start this project, and to integrate our current programs into the medical homes of our patients. We are confident that the collaboration of pharmacists, prescribers and patients will lead to better overall outcomes,”said Vincent Mainella, the chain’s vice president of pharmacy.
The Golub Corp. owns and operates 128 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.