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Welcome to the PeRformance Improvement for Safe Medication Management (PRISM) homepage!  PRISM’s mission is to improve the health of the people of the State of Connecticut, the Northeast, and beyond through safe and effective medication use that involves interdisciplinary educational programs, community-based research collaborations, health care transformation policy opportunities, and team-based care delivery.

The Department of Pharmacy Practice at the UConn School of Pharmacy believes that PRISM is a key strategy to assure the appropriate, safe, effective use, as well as affordability, of medications. This is accomplished by focusing on skill-based training for current pharmacists and PharmD students, and integrating pharmacists with interprofessional health care teams in health systems, primary care settings, and community-based organizations.  Our research has informed local, state and national health policies on care delivery transformation and payment reform.

In the pages that follow, you can better understand the factors that promote the creation of PRISM, the investment on behalf of the University of Connecticut to allow PRISM’s creation, our key partners who work with us to make the vision a reality, and the burgeoning (increasing) impact we have already had on scientific discovery and the Profession of Pharmacy.  PRISM transcends the walls of the School of Pharmacy and its faculty, taking place throughout the State of Connecticut and its impact is felt beyond the state borders.  As you discover more about PRISM you might identify that PRISM should also include you, and we would be happy to hear from you.

Skills-Based Education

  • Interprofessional Education
  • Workforce Development
  • Continuing Professional Development

Practice-Based Research

  • Medication Management
  • Medication Safety
  • Medication Adherence

Health Services Policy Research

  • Policy Development
  • Policy Evaluation
  • Practice Innovation & Transformation
  • Workforce Development

Team-Based Care Delivery

  • Medical Homes
  • ACOs
  • Community-based
  • Health Teams
  • Care Transitions