University of Wisconsin–Madison

United Way Safe and Healthy Aging Initiative: Creating and Learning from Smart Meds

In 2011, the United Way of Dane County (UWDC) formed a partnership with the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin’s Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative for pharmacists to provide Comprehensive Medication Review/Assessment Services to older adults in Dane County communities.  The goal was to decrease falls and adverse drug events in order to increase the time in which older adults are able to stay in their homes. In 2017, this model of community collaboration was incorporated into UW Health’s integrated health system as the Smart Meds program. This webinar describes the strategic goals of UWDC and community programs that developed, the origin of the UWDC Smart Meds program, the initial results of the Smart Meds program, and future applications for program advancement. 

Developed & Conducted by the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin
in cooperation with the Division of Pharmacy Professional Development, Pharmacy Society of WI logo
School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the United Way.


Registration Information


Refund Policy

Course date:Jun 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2019
Course fee:

There is no cost associated with this webinar.

Course Objectives

Following this presentation, you will be able to:

  • Define the fundamentals of the United Way of Dane County (UWDC) Comprehensive Medication Review/ Assessment (CMR/A) program in the community
  • Identify barriers to performing CMR/As in the UWDC community model
  • Describe the genesis of the UWDC Smart Meds Program
  • Define strategies utilized in the Smart Meds health-system model to mitigate barriers identified in the community model
  • Explain the purpose of the quality improvement evaluation and its’ objectives for program enhancement

Course Outline

Planning Committee

Tim Barthalow, MD

Kate Hartkopf, PharmD, BCACP

CE Credit

Interprofessional Continuing Education logo

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP and the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this a knowledge based activity for 0.75 hours or 0.075 CEUs of CPE credit. Credit can be earned by successfully completing the activity, the assessment and the evaluation. Credit will be provided to NABP CPE Monitor within 60 days after the activity completion.

UAN: JA0000358-9999-18-013-H04-P, (0.75 Hour or 0.075 CEUs)

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this online activity for a maximum of 0.075 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Coordinator

Eric Buxton, PhD

Division of Pharmacy Professional Development
777 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
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(608) 265-2259