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 - May 24, 2020
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, VP, Chief Medical Officer, WEA Trust, Madison, WI

Kate Hartkopf, PharmD, BCACP

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and School of Nursing that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made in the activity handout materials.

CE Credit

ICEP LogoAccreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, 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.

Credit Designation Statements

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 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.075 CEUs or .75 hours.

Program Coordinator

Eric Buxton, PhD

Division of Pharmacy Professional Development
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Madison, WI 53705
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